One participant of both versions of the USDA program has found the experience so rewarding that it has created its own food box program outside of USDA.
The USDA awarded on December 21 nearly $15 million in contracts to 23 produce companies for the latest round of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) produce box program.
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a solicitation for TEFAP mixed fresh produce boxes under the Build Back Better Initiative.
Projects funded through TEFAP Farm to Food Bank Grants explore ways to improve local food systems, with a focus on diverting excess agricultural products to those in need.
The USDA released the contract recipients for another round of Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) produce box program August 16.
Please note bids are due by Wednesday, August 04 2021 at 1:00 pm central time. Bids must be submitted through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System.
The United Fresh Produce Association joined a group of non-profit organizations and schools to send a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding implementation of USDA's recent $1 billion announcement around emergency feeding.
Naturally, we want to know what’s in all those USDA billion for the fresh produce industry.
USDA today announced an investment of up to $1 billion, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in TEFAP to support and expand the emergency food network so states, food banks and local organizations can reliably serve their communities.
USDA says produce box contractors have an unlimited list of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from.