FireLake Discount Foods has remained a community staple since opening its doors in 2001, offering fresh, quality produce, meats and grocery options to the public. With additional locations in McLoud and Tecumseh, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprise currently stands as the largest tribally-owned grocery store in the United States.
According to data compiled and published in September by the market research firm Statista, the number of online grocery orders nationwide for pickup or delivery almost quadrupled between August 2019 and August 2020. FireLake Discount Foods saw a surge as well.
In each community served, FireLake partners with local nonprofits, youth programs and more, giving volunteer hours as well as supporting initiatives like Receipts for School and the coupon book program.
Discussions included issues of patron and employee safety, human resources and clinic supplies as well as the feasibility of keeping commercial and government programs running as long as possible.
Enterprises, employees and several departments across the Tribe including FireLake Discount Foods and FireLodge Children and Family Services collect and supply food and gifts through other programs in addition to the Salvation Army every fall.
Blue Zones Project in Pottawatomie County celebrated Citizen Potawatomi Nation FireLake Discount Foods’ recent designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite with a ribbon cutting celebration in November 2019.
As both a manager and customer service representative, Customer Care Manager Kay Bruce keeps others at the forefront of her mind. She believes FireLake Discount Foods does the same as an employer and retail establishment.
Blue Zones Project in Pottawatomie County recently announced that FireLake Discount Foods achieved designation as the first Blue Zones Project-approved grocery store in Oklahoma. FireLake Discount Foods completed the certification process, which includes encouraging parking at the farthest spaces from the store, selling healthy grab-and-go lunches, hosting monthly shopping tours led by a registered dietitian, distributing Read More »
FireLake Discount Foods and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services are working closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Pottawatomie County Health Department on an investigation related to a case of measles in an out-of-state resident who traveled to Oklahoma. Employees and customers may have been unknowingly exposed if they visited the FireLake Read More »
Around Christmastime, opportunities abound at Citizen Potawatomi Nation to share the spirit of the season. Ways to donate toys and meals and look after young and old alike are all part of the efforts CPN makes during the holidays. The Tribe collaborates with the Salvation Army branch that serves Pottawatomie, Lincoln and Seminole, Oklahoma, counties Read More »