President Trump, Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on August 24th, an additional $1 billion commitment to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, extending the program beyond its previous October end.
The officials made the announcement at a briefing on the afternoon of August 24th. “We commend the Administration for taking this important step to continue this win-win-win program for farmers, distributors and families in need,” said United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel.
To date, the Farmers to Families program has delivered more than 70 million boxes of food to families in need. USDA is currently accepting applications for the third round of funding.