2014 Store Concept Presentation

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Store concept
Advantages of this delivery method
 Provides an atmosphere of dignity and respect that
allows clients to make selections.
 Provides more opportunities for nutrition education
activities.
The Cherokee Nation
 The Store concept as a way of delivering commodity foods was the vision of former
Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller.
 1992 – A plan was developed to open 7 food outlets to reduce the tailgate service
in the Food Distribution Program.
 1993, November – the first Tahlequah Food Outlet was opened in a small
convenience store.
 1994, Summer – the second food outlet was opened at Marble City, from funding
received from Congressional Center & Victory Against Hunger. This outlet was
opened in an old arcade.
 Grants were received from Share Our Strength, American Express & Tribal Funds to
open one outlet in Jay and one in Stilwell.
 1995 – Jay Food Outlet opened in a remolded feed store.
 1996 – Stilwell Food Outlet opened in a small storage area.
 1997- Construction for the new Jay Food Outlet was funded through a grant &
Tribal funds.
Cherokee History Continued
• 1998- The Cherokee Nation received an Indian Community Development Block
Grant (ICDBG) from HUD and Cherokee Nation Tribal match to build 3 food centers:
 2000, November – Salina Food Distribution Center opened
 2001, December – Stilwell Food Distribution Center opened.
• 2002, March – Sallisaw Food Distribution Center opened.
• 1999 – The Food Distribution warehouse located in Tahlequah was remodeled to
house the Tahlequah Food Distribution Center that was located in the convenience
store.
• The Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) from HUD and Cherokee
Nation Tribal match provided 2 more Food Distribution Centers.
• 2012, June – Nowata Food Distribution Center opened.
• 2014, January – Collinsville Food Distribution Center opened.
Cherokee Nation Boundaries
Tahlequah Food Warehouse and
Food Distribution Center
Tahlequah Nutrition Education
Taste Testing
Potato and Onion Bin
Stilwell Food Distribution Center
Inside the Walk-In Cooler
Jay Food Distribution Center
Newest Center for the
Cherokee Nation - Collinsville
Salina Food Distribution Center
Sallisaw Food Distribution Center
Nowata Food Distribution Center
Cherokee Dimensions
 Tahlequah Warehouse
 Jay, Salina, Stillwell Distribution
 Dry Storage 200’x120’x14’
 Drive-in freezer 24’x24’x10
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 Drive-in cooler 50’x24’x10’
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 Tahlequah Distribution Center
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 Store 90’x40’x12’
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 Dry Storage 120’x50’x14’
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 Reach –in freezer 10’x8’x8
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 Reach-in cooler 10’x8’x8’
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 Sallisaw Distribution Center
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 Store 75’x50’x12’
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 Dry Storage 50’x50’x14’
 Reach-in cooler 16’x8’x8’
 Reach-in freezer 16’x8’x8’
Centers
Store 50’x50’x10’
Dry storage 50’x50’x14’
Reach-in freezer 16’x8’x8’
Reach -n cooler 16’x8’x8’
Nowata Distribution Center
Store 52’x42’x15’
Dry storage 56’x40’x15’
Reach-in freezer 16’x8’x8’
Reach-in cooler 16’x8’x8’
Changing face of delivery.
 Cherokee Nation originally operated:
 27 tailgate sites
 Today:
 7 Nutrition Centers
 4 Tailgate sites
Cherokee Caseload Summary
 Tahlequah 1,244 families
 Stilwell
710 families
 Sallisaw
435 families
 Jay
820 families
 Salina
712 families
 Collinsville 253 families
 Nowata
401 families
 *April 2014
2,888 persons
1,594 persons
829 persons
1,920 persons
1,598 persons
621 persons
965 persons
The Chickasaw Nation
 August 1998 - Opened first store in Ardmore, in a
renovated car service garage, to serve FDPIR & WIC
clients.
 June 2000 – Added 5,000 sq. ft. to existing main
warehouse in Ada, renovated warehouse to open store.
 February 2003 – New facility in Purcell to serve FDPIR and
WIC, SNAP_NE & FMNP.
 November 2005 – Built new facility in Ardmore, offering
services to FDPIR, WIC, SNAP-NE & FMNP.
Chickasaw store sizes & caseload
 Ada
Store 3,000 sq. ft.
Warehouse 7,000 sq. ft.
May 2014 -Families 612 Persons 1,475
Ardmore Store 1,850 sq. ft.
Warehouse 2,000 sq. ft.
May 2014 – Families 589 Persons 1,351
Purcell Store 1,350 sq. ft.
Warehouse 2,063 sq. ft.
May 2014 – Families 169 Persons 710
2 Tailgates – Families 42 Persons 102
Changing the face of delivery
 16 Tailgates a month to: 3 Nutrition Centers and 2
tailgates a month.
 With each store we opened, we closed tailgates within 30
miles.
 CHR’s provided home delivery to elderly and disabled.
Chickasaw Nation
 Store locations:
 Ada
 Ardmore
 Purcell
 Tailgates
 Achilee
 Marlow
In the beginning……..
Smaller store cooler/freezer Purcell
Smaller store shelving Purcell
Nutrition education kitchen at store entrance.
Ardmore
Smaller store warehouse.
Reach in cooler/freezers
Ardmore
Inside the reach-in cooler freezer
589 families/1,351 persons are served from
the Ardmore store/warehouse.
The Seminole Nation
 Store – 2,500 sq. ft.
 Warehouse – 3,900 sq. ft.
 When converting to store concept, we received USDA
funds to expand the warehouse 1,625 sq. ft.
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Serve:
290 Families
650 Persons
Home deliveries to elderly & handicap – 25 families per
day the last 3 Friday’s of each month.
The Seminole Nation Food &
Nutrition Center
Easy access to shopping carts
Freezer cooler makes restocking easier.
Reach-in freezer with back-stock easily
accessible.
The Navajo Nation
 Converted one existing warehouse into the store delivery
system.
 Other delivery systems:
 Warehouse
 Tailgate
Glance at a month at Navajo Nation
7 Warehouses – 3 in New Mexico
& 4 in Arizona
1 Central Warehouse in Gallup
(Direct Shipments)
60 Tailgates per month
Navajo Nation
Tuba City store size & caseload
 Store 75’ X 30’
 Warehouse (storage/inventory) 75’ X 30’
 Office 55’ X 30’
 Clients served for May
 Families – 901
 Persons - 1668
2 check out counters
Use of AIS through touch screen
Utilizing Sam’s Club/Cosco Store
setup, food items on pallets
Foods are stack by category
Easy access to fresh/frozen items
Acoma open house.
The Comanche Nation
 In the process of opening a store.
 All work and funds have been provided by the Tribe.
 Store – 2,880 sq. ft.
 Warehouse – 7,000 sq. ft.
 Served in May:
 301 Households with 710 persons
 4 tailgates each month
 25 home deliveries
We wanted
to go from
here……….
to Here
Instead of
staff pulling
the clients
food……
The client selects
and takes to
checkout counter
Design/decorate your store to
represent your tribe.
And now……………our
store is becoming a
reality, the Comanche
way!
Checkout counter – potato bin
We built a wall and still have plenty
of warehouse space.
Cooler & Freezer
were installed
outside the
warehouse,
fenced, secured
& covered.
Possible Expense estimates
 Checkout counters
 Scanners
 Handheld
 In-counter
$4,000 to $12,000
$100 to $482
$800 to $3,000
 Shopping Carts
$150 to $200
 Computer Set up with printers $3,783
 CPU, touchscreen monitor, battery backup, printers
 Electrical for scanners
Design a checkout to
fit your space and
program needs.
Double checkout
Back to Back
Single - left
Customize any
design to fit your
needs.
For more information contact:
 Ella Sands
 Lorraine Davis
 The Cherokee Nation
 The Navajo Nation
 918-202-3911
 928-283-3290/3294
 Roxanna Newsom
 The Chickasaw Nation
 Jaime Prouty Nolan
 580-222-2831
 The Comanche Nation
 Rex Hailey
 580-492-3327
 The Seminole Nation
 405-234-5238

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