HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $10.3 million contract to Hattiesburg-based Merchants Foodservice for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The program is part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program and will allow the purchase of up to $3 billion in agricultural products for distribution to those in need.
Merchants Foodservice will package surplus foods for use for food banks, community and faith-based organizations and other nonprofit groups.
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