In this third round of purchases, USDA is purchasing combination boxes to ensure all recipient organizations have access to fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products. USDA has issued contracts to 50 entities for the third round of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program in order to continue supplying nutritious foods to Americans in need and supporting farmers, ranchers and distributors in the food supply chain.
These contract awards are a result of the third round of the Farmers to Families Food Box program announced on July 24, 2020, and President Trump’s announcement on Aug. 24 that up to an additional $1 billion was being made available for deliveries through Oct. 31, 2020. A full list of approved suppliers will be posted on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program webpage.
Coverage in this round of the program allocates food boxes to states based on the internal need of the state with the goal of providing coverage to entities in every county in the country.
Gila Food Bank will be distributing boxes each Friday until noon.