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.
The USDA released the contract recipients for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) produce box program May 18.
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.
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program’s Round 5 has been extended into May, with final deliveries occurring by May 31.
The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service today issued a solicitation for fresh produce packages under the Emergency Food Assistance Program also known as TEFAP.