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USDA dedicates additional $1 billion to fund “Farmers to Families” program

The USDA recently dedicated an additional $1 billion in funding to continue the successful Farmers to Families Food Box program, an initiative designed by the department’s Agricultural Marketing Service to connect farmers, distributors and families with much needed support.

The program provides farm fresh produce, dairy products and meat to families who are experiencing food insecurities as a result of the coronavirus.

Since its first round of deliveries began on May 15, the program has distributed over 75 million boxes of food,

A new round of distributions, the third this year, is now getting underway. 

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