FDPIR

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Guidelines on the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), including:

-A list of foods included
-How often the food is distributed
-How the food is distributed
-Information on food substitutions to accommodate allergies or not eating certain foods for religious/moral/personal reasons

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Agriculture

Hi Vanessa,

I was hoping to speak with you about your FOIA request re: FDPIR. Could you please give me a call?

Thanks!

Kathleen

Kathleen Drohan
FOIA Analyst (Contractor)
United States Department of Agriculture
Department FOIA Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 4105
Washington, DC 20250
Telephone: (202) 694-1802
Email: Kathleen.Drohan@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:Kathleen.Drohan@ocio.usda.gov>

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From: Department of Agriculture

Ms. Nason:

This e-mail acknowledges receipt of the February 15, 2018, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Departmental FOIA Office (DFO). Your request was received by the DFO for processing on February 20, 2018.

The DFO is under the purview of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and serves as the focal point for USDA's FOIA program. The DFO provides coordination and ensures agency-wide compliance with the FOIA. Additionally, the DFO processes requests and appeals on behalf of the Office of the Secretary and Departmental Management's (DM) components. For a complete listing of DM's components, please visit http://www.dm.usda.gov/agencies.htm.

Following a review of your FOIA request, the DFO has determined that records sought are likely to be maintained by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), not the DFO. For that reason, the DFO is routing your request to FNS for processing and direct response to you.

In the event you have questions regarding your request, please contact FNS using the information below:

Jennifer Weatherly
FOIA/PA Officer
3010 Park Center Drive
Alexandria , VA 22302
Tel. 703-605-0773
Fax 703-605-0793
Email: FOIA@fns.usda.gov<mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov>

For additional information regarding USDA FOIA regulations and frequently requested records, please visit the USDA FOIA homepage at www.dm.usda.gov/foia<http://www.dm.usda.gov/foia>. There you can access our Public Access Link (PAL). Once registered, PAL allows you to: 1) submit a FOIA request to any of our 20 USDA component agencies electronically; 2) check the status of your FOIA request; and 3) download responsive records as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this e-mail, please contact Kathleen Drohan at (202) 694-1802 or at kathleen.drohan@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:kathleen.drohan@ocio.usda.gov> or USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov>. Your incoming request has been attached for your reference.

The DFO Team appreciates the opportunity to assist you.

Thanks,

Kathleen Drohan, on behalf of the DFO

Kathleen Drohan
FOIA Analyst (Contractor)
United States Department of Agriculture
Department FOIA Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 4105
Washington, DC 20250
Telephone: (202) 694-1802
Email: Kathleen.Drohan@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:Kathleen.Drohan@ocio.usda.gov>

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

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