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Department of Health

The Ho-Chunk Nation | Wisconsin

Food Distribution Program



The Food Distribution Program of the Ho-Chunk Nation continues to provide USDA commodity foods to eligible participants meeting lowered income guidelines and are federally recognized Native Americans or elderly persons residing on, or near, Indian reservation lands.

The Food Distribution Program provides families with a food package and offers up to 75 food items in canned, dried, or fresh produce items consisting of fruit, vegetable, dairy, pasta, poultry, beef, cereal and flour.

The Food Distribution Program’s main office is in Black River Falls where program services are available daily at the main office/warehouse or on Wednesday’s during regularly scheduled distribution sites referred to as “tailgate”. The tailgate services are offered in the communities of Wisconsin Dells, Wittenberg, Tomah, and Nekoosa.

The Food Distribution Program has a total of 5 employees: 1 Supervisor, 1 Secretary, and 3 Warehousemen. All employees are very knowledgeable and skilled in their respective responsibilities and tasks. The staff are trained and certified annually in CPR(Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), Forklift Operation, AIS(Automated Inventory System), Civil Rights, OSHA(Occupational Safety & Health Administration) Safety, HIPAA(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), and are CDL(Commercial Driver’s License) qualified.

Andrew Rave

I have worked at Food Distribution for 8 years. Started as warehouseman and was promoted to Supervisor. In 2010, was involved in getting new 2010 Freightliner Distribution truck for Food Distribution Program.

Born and raised in Black River Falls and an enrolled Ho-Chunk. Enlisted in the Marines in 1990-1994, honorably discharged Persian Gulf War veteran. Lifetime member of the Native American Church. In my spare time, I like watching football, basketball, and working in arts and crafts.

N6562 Lumber Jack Guy Road
715-284-7461 Ext. 5037

Susan Wilcox
Secretary / Intake Worker

CNA Certified 1989-2005 (State and Federal)
TTM Technologies 2005-2009 (Printed Circuit Board Inspector)
Western Technical College – Business Management

I am from Cornell, Wisconsin, and have resided in Black river falls for the last five years with my significant other Tim Millis. I have a son (Dustyn – 27) and daughter (Wendy – 22), a grandson (Brandon – 4), and a loveable sheltie dog named Tobey

In my spare time, I like camping, fishing, spending time with family, and exercising. I am also a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

N6562 Lumber Jack Guy Road
715-284-7461 Ext. 5038

Robin Flick

Forklift Certified Class B CDL w/airbrakes license,
Hazmat endorsed

I am originally from Alma Center, Wisconsin, and have resided in Black River Falls for the last 9 years with my spouse Toni . I have worked with the Nation for 7 years. 6 years with Food Distribution and 1 year with the Mobile Health Clinic.

In my spare time, I like hunting, watching football, baseball, NASCAR, and working in my yard. I am a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers.

N6562 Lumber Jack Guy Road
715-284-7461 Ext. 5038

Gabriel Casey