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Government Accountability Office releases report on USDA Food Box Program

- General News
The Government Accountability Office’s report “USDA Food Box Program: Key Information and Opportunities to Better Assess Performance,” released this week, sheds additional light on the program which delivered more than 176 million boxes of food from May 2020 to June 2021.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – August 6, 2021

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Pamela says there's a bigger trend within the news that Albertsons has launched its new grocery delivery subscription, FreshPass, that has monthly or yearly delivery fees.

USDA Food Box Lessons: Recommendations for the future

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None of the issues raised by participants or others are deal breakers for future USDA-private industry programs.

USDA Food Box Lessons: The Negatives

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Like any rapidly rolled out initiative, some issues emerged in USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA Food Box Lessons: The Positives

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Despite some execution challenges and external criticism, the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program has been viewed positively by many produce industry professionals, including those who contributed to this series.

USDA Food Box Lessons: The Numbers

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The Farmers to Families Food Box Program began in April 2020 with the USDA announcing the plan to exercise its authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products.

USDA Food Box Lessons

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The fast actions of the USDA and the stellar performances by farmers, processors, distributors, and transportation firms generated greater food security in America.

USDA sends appreciation letter to Farmers to Families Food Box partners

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To our program partners, As the Farmers to Families Food Box Program comes to an end, we want to again thank you for your support and partnership in this effort. The program distributed more than 173 million boxes to date.

USDA Produce Box budget set for $20MM

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USDA’s new Produce Box program, which it says is not designed to replace the Farmers to Families Food Box program, has a budget of about $20 million.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program extended through May

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The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program’s Round 5 has been extended into May, with final deliveries occurring by May 31.