US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support farmers in need through the USDA “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” following US President Donald’s approval.
Earlier this week, USDA crossed the mark of 90 million food boxes in support of American farmers affected by the ongoing crisis triggered by COVID-19 pandemic.
“These contract awards will go to vendors who submitted the strongest proposals in support of American agriculture and the American people. The high level of interest and quality of proposals are a testament that the program is accomplishing what we intended – supporting U.S. farmers and distributors and getting food to those who need it most. It’s a real trifecta, which is why we call it a win-win-win,” said Secretary Perdue.