Sonny Purdue, USDA to Discontinue Food Box Program

Sonny Purdue, USDA to Discontinue Food Box Program

Produce Bue Book Perdue: Time to end the food box program

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“The USDA CFAP program has provided a lot of easy-to-handle food to hungry New Yorkers. However, the program has been challenged by poor management and a lack of transparency at USDA. The bottom line is that the economic crisis we are in is not going to end October 31, nor even months after that. We need to continue public support to ensure an adequate, charitable food supply.”
-Feeding New York State Executive Director, Dan Egan

With USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program set to end October 31, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Trump Administration would prefer to end the program and let the market do its job.