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USDA gives $3.4MM for another round of produce box contracts

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The USDA released the contract recipients for another round of Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) produce box program August 16.

A total of $3,419,049 will pay for 436,229 boxes to be delivered from October 1 to December 31, 2021. The price range of the boxes goes from $5.83 to $36.25, with an average of $7.80.

USDA issued the solicitation for contracts for the fourth quarter on July 22.

In the previous round of contracts, USDA funded 1,288,353 boxes totaling $9,708,057. It previously said it had a $20 million budget for the program.

The following companies received contracts in this Q4 round (Company, location, number of boxes, contract amount):
Aggrigator Inc., Watsonville, CA; 56,000; $356,965
DNO, Inc.; Columbus, OH; 2,500; $18,475
First Cut Produce Inc.; Evanston, IL; 16,750; $163,681
Five Star Gourmet Foods Inc.; Ontario, CA; 300; $3,885
Gargiulo, Frank M & Son Inc. Hillside, NJ; 7,200; $55,800
Ham Produce and Seafood Inc.; Honolulu, HI; 6,250; $84,935
Military Produce Group LLC; Virginia Beach, VA; 105,472; $754,120
Oakes Farms Food & Distribution; Naples, FL; 57,585; $396,353
Proffer Wholesale Produce Inc.; Park Hills, MO; 68,232; $461,482
Sunterra Produce Traders Inc.; Newport Beach, CA; 16,400; $146,780
Tomato Thyme Corp.; Wimauma, FL; 10,600; $357,834
Van Solkema Produce of Georgia LLC; Byron Center, MI; 4,000; $28,600
Veneziano Farms LLC; Estero, FL; 78,940; $545,677
Wiers Farm, Inc.; Willard, OH; 6,000; $44,460.

Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services