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USDA announced its plans today to for its "Farmers to Families Food Box Program" to partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat.
USDA seeks proposals from offerors to supply commodity boxes to non-profit organizations, identified by the offeror, on a mutually agreeable, recurring schedule. USDA will award contracts for the purchase of the agricultural products, the assembly of commodity boxes and delivery to identified non-profit organizations that can receive, store and distribute food items.
We believe that this may be of interest to GCCA members who already have relationships with food banks or other non-profit organizations and have food service customers with product fitting the program description that may not be moving because of shifting demands. Participation in the program could be good for GCCA members, their customers and the community. We encourage those interested to learn more about the program by clicking the link below: