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Food program GET STARTED
offers better
selection Please call the SPIPA Food
Many people have misconceptions Distribution Warehouse
about the food offered by the SPIPA at 360-438-4216 Monday
Food Distribution Program. - Friday from 8 a.m.-4
p.m. and our staff will be
It’s definitely not just about the happy to assist you in
cheese nowadays, although we do still applying for this program.
offer that! We now have better food Chehalis tribal community
options. There are more frozen meats members can pick up
and in-season fruits and produce an application from Deb
being offered than ever before. Below Shortman at the Chehalis
is a partial list of what is available. Tribal Wellness Center.
The next distribution dates
If you or a member of your are Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March
household are enrolled in a federally 23 and April 20.
recognized tribe or you live within the Pickup is at the Chehalis
reservation boundaries of the Chehalis, Tribal Community Center
Nisqually, Skokomish, Squaxin Island from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
or Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes, you
might be eligible. Recent changes have
been enacted by the USDA that make it
much easier to qualify.

FRESH FRUITS Ground beef Cabbage OATMEAL Refried beans
Apricots Roast beef Broccoli Crackers Fruit juices
Peaches Chicken breasts DAIRY Mixed fruit and nuts INGREDIENTS
Pears Pork chops Block cheese Roasted peanuts Dry milk
Oranges Ham Sliced cheese Macaroni and cheese Egg noodles
Grapefuits FRESH VEGGIES 1 percent milk CANNED Rice
Lemons Romaine lettuce Butter Spaghetti sauce Spaghetti noodles
Apples Green beans DRY Tomato sauce All-purpose flour
FROZEN MEATS Onions Dry beans Beans Cornmeal
Whole chicken Carrots Cereal Beef stew Bakery mix
Bison/buffalo Celery Soups

Water testing helps protect community’s health

The Chehalis Tribal Water state and federal, to help able to monitor nitrate levels LEARN MORE
Quality lab in the Department determine planning and within the groundwater on the
of Natural Resources building restoration strategies to ensure Chehalis Reservation. Nitrate Contact Colleen Suter,
performs a number of tests a functioning ecosystem. levels are a key factor in the Lab Technician with the
on the surface water (rivers), health of the water. Chehalis Tribal Department
ground water (wells) and Our groundwater of Natural Resources, at
drinking water for the tribe. monitoring helps track the Household drinking water 360-709-1559 or email
amount of water available for testing also is available. The
River water testing use by tribal facilities. The lab can test for elevated levels for more information on this
monitors the overall health lab collects data on water of bacteria in your water. All or any of the other water
of water throughout the levels within the aquifer tribal members, on and off the quality programs.
entire Chehalis basin. Our throughout the year. The lab is reservation, receive the test for
data work in conjunction in the process of acquiring the free. Non-tribal members can
with other agencies, local, necessary accreditation to be get the test for $20.
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