Statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO, on USDA Decision to End Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to end the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA Announces Continuation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, Fifth Round of Food Purchases

January 6, 2021 USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In total, USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

E S Foods Participates in USDA Farmers to Families Program

June 5, 2020 E S Foods

E S Foods was recently awarded a portion of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which will allow the company to provide boxes of premium quality poultry products to food banks and school districts int the Southwest and Western Regions of the country.

Miraculously Spared From Puerto Rico’s Devastating Hurricanes and Earthquake, Caribbean Produce Exchange Overcame Years of Tribulation to Prepare for Moments Like Today… Now Administers $ 107-Million Farmers to Families Food Box Program

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program has quickly turned controversial. Although we have little doubt that there will not be uniform perfection, government contracts, which typically go to low bidders, always run this risk.

While Brighter Bites Steps Up With Retail Voucher Program and Participation In USDA’s Farmers-To-Families Food Box Project, Produce Industry Heroes are Needed to Provide Product, Distribution and Funding

At this moment of pandemic, a lifetime of preparation has put Brighter Bites CEO Rich Dachman in a situation where he can do a lot of good for the world. Perishable Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out how.