Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Feeding America Statement On USDA Commodity Purchases

CHICAGO, May 24: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the purchase of more than USD 177 million of commodity purchases, including pork products, cherries, peas and cheese, among other foods. Feeding America is deeply appreciative of this action, which will support our efforts to address hunger across our country.

Feeding America serves more than 46 million Americans who face hunger, and these purchases by USDA will help put much needed meals on their tables. Our network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 meal programs is a capable partner to USDA, distributing federal commodities through programs like the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) that provide a variety of nutritious foods for low-income families and individuals. These programs also play an important role in supporting American farmers.

We thank USDA for their active collaboration with our network and America's food producers and look forward to partnering with them in the months and years to come to ensure our network can continue providing valuable nutritious foods to Americans in need.

(PRN | 2 years ago)