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Lynette Quintana loads her truck with food from the food distribution warehouse of the Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos in Bernalillo, NM at he Santo Domingo Pueblo near Albuquerque, NM, during a tailgate, a remote food distribution service of the food distribution warehouse.Residents of the Santo Domingo Pueblo are able to shop for food through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) FoodNutrition Service (FNS) Food Distribution Program (FDPIR) on Indian Reservations. FDPIR is a federally funded program through USDA that provides commodity foods to low income American Indians and non-Indian households residing on a reservation and to households living in approved areas near a reservation that contains at least one person who is a member of a federally recognized tribe. Eligible households are certified based upon income and resource standards set by the federal government. Each month, participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.

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Taken on April 24, 2013