U.S. Department of Agriculture: Farmers to Families Food Box

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, the USDA will purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat. USDA invites 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.

Eligibility: Any entity that has the capacity to source eligible products, assemble those products into boxes, and deliver the boxes to nonprofit partners. Eligible products include fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, pre-cooked meat, milk, or a combination of such products.

Amount: Applicants propose prices for their food boxes.

Deadline: May 1, 2020.

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Agriculture
Eligibility No Restriction
Resource URL: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box
Sector Nutrition, Agriculture
Grant Amount In Kind Services
Deadline Closed