The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is applying for a “Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program” (LFPA) monetary allocation to procure and distribute domestic food to underserved and impoverished Tribal members in our local community. The Tribe will seek out and engage local and regional socially disadvantaged farmers/producers within a 400-mile radius of the Reservation who have the ability to provide domestic foods for distribution to our community members. All foods procured through the project will be distributed through the Chippewa Cree Tribe's HELP Lodge which is a Tribally owned and operated entity that provides food and other assistance to needy families on the Reservation. Based on preliminary estimates, the Tribe expects to provide food to 768 individuals (duplicated count) over the course of the 24-month project period. The project is expected to result in the establishment of new marketing opportunities for a minimum of five (5) vendors of domestic foods from local and regional farmers/producers with at least 60% being sustained after funding is expended. In addition, we expect to engage a minimum of three (3) socially disadvantaged vendors of domestic foods from local farmers/producers who will provide domestic food for distribution.