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The Farmers to Families Food Box program will focus on families experiencing worst food insecurity

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Farmers to Families Food Box program delivers food purchased by the federal government to families in need around the United States.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it soon will purchase up to an additional $1 billion worth of produce, dairy and meat under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The Farmers to Families Food Box program delivers food purchased by the federal government to families in need around the United States. The program has provided more than 70 million boxes of food since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

"I'm so proud of the people of USDA for designing this program in record time. With this additional up to $1 billion in funding, the Farmers to Families Food Box Program will continue to save countless jobs, support our farmers and move food to where it's needed most," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

The USDA already has distributed two rounds of aid during the COVID-19 crisis. The third round will place more of an emphasis on food insecurity by requiring distributors to illustrate how they will provide coverage to areas that need it most.

More information about the third round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program is available at https://bit.ly/2QHaPrw.


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