Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
USDA announces 3rd round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program Purchases

USDA announces 3rd round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program Purchases

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}
LIBRARY USDA logo Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will launch a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases, with distributions to occur beginning by Sept. 1 with completion by Oct. 31.

The purchases will spend the balance of $3 billion authorized for the program. So far, over 46 million Farmers to Families Food Boxes have been invoiced and delivered.

“This third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases is a testament to the great work done by vendors in support of American agriculture and the American people. It is also a testament that the program is accomplishing what we intended – supporting U.S. farmers and distributors and getting food to those who need it most. It’s a real trifecta, which is why we call it a win-win-win,” Perdue said. “The efforts of everyone involved form the backbone of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and its goal to help fill the hunger gap in all of our communities.”

“The Farmers to Families Food Box Program has created a tangible link between hungry families and struggling farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said advisor to the president Ivanka Trump. "Through this third round of Farmers to Families Food Box purchases announced today, the Trump Administration continues its steadfast commitment to supporting our farmers, bolstering our workforce and feeding families most in need during this critical time.”

Want to get a whole lot more from TheTandD.com?

More information about the third round of food box purchasing will be made available on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program website at www.usda.gov/farmers-to-families.

3
0
1
0
3

The business news you need

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News