Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Food Distribution Program

Bonnie Akaka-Smith, FDPIR Manager: (775) 217-7344

The Food Distribution Program can provide emergency food boxes to those who are quarantining due to possible exposure and/or positive COVID cases. This service is provided to encourage those impacted by COVID to remain inside and in quarantine, thus reducing the possible exposure/spread of the virus to others.

Basic grocery items are available, and PLHA has donated some dry goods (i.e. diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc.).


  1. Call the FDPIR program at 775-217-7344 and let them know you are interested in participating in this program.
  2. Provide a copy of your picture ID.
  3. Provide a copy of your COVID/Quarantine notice from your physician or health clinic.
  4. Once this is received, the program staff will call you to review available grocery items.
  5. Program staff will pull the food items and shop for other items.
  6. Program staff will contact the EMT/EMS department to schedule the delivery of groceries to your home. NOTE: you must be home to accept delivery of goods. If no one is home, groceries will not be left.
  7. EMT/EMS will unload groceries to front porch and let you know when they are done.
  8. Our program is adhering to strict COVID delivery guidelines. We cannot take your groceries into your home; you will have to do this.
  9. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to deliver the items to your home.

Fire /EMS Services

The Fire/EMS Department provides the following services:

  1. Medical Checkups for COVID Patients as needed.
  2. Delivery of basic PPE for COVID Patients and Families (gloves, gowns, masks, face shields, hand sanitizer).
  3. Delivery of food Boxes from the Food Distribution Center for COVID patients.
  4. Delivery of over the counter and prescription refills from the clinic for COVID patients.
  5. Conduct Rapid Binax COVID Tests at here Fire Station in Nixon for Employees.

And as always, Fire/EMS are available 24/7 for emergency medical services.

For further information on any Fire/EMS services, please call the Nixon station at 775-574-8999.

Check this page for updates from the Food Distribution Programs! Staff will also be releasing a Newsletter for up to date information regarding their brand new program.

Dec 2021 Food Distribution News Release

Sept 2021 Food Distribution News Release

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