Perdue confirms round 3 for coronavirus food box program
The USDA confirms there will be a third round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the next round of purchases and distributions will start September 1st and wrap up by October 31st, and he says this round will spend the balance of the three-billion dollars authorized for the program.
USDA again plans to purchase combination boxes of fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk, and meat products for distribution to families.
The second round of the food box program is already underway and concludes August 31st with a target of supplying 1.4 billion dollars’ worth of food to American families.