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One company makes food box program permanent

- General News
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.

USDA awards $15MM in TEFAP produce box contracts

- General News
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.

AMS calls for 2 million TEFAP produce boxes for first half of 2022

- General News
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a solicitation for TEFAP mixed fresh produce boxes under the Build Back Better Initiative.

USDA funds Farm to Food Bank projects

- General News
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.

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

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

AMS releases solicitation for TEFAP Fresh Produce Packages

- General News
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.

United Fresh joins non-profits in urging more produce purchases for feeding programs

- General News
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.

Billions in mystery from USDA

- Analysis
Naturally, we want to know what’s in all those USDA billion for the fresh produce industry.

USDA to invest $1B to expand national food bank capacity

- General News
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 allows wide variety of items for produce box contracts

- General News
USDA says produce box contractors have an unlimited list of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from.