New England Companies to Participate in USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program
On May 8
, USDA announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) awardees. Four approved contractors who serve New England will provide dairy-focused food boxes (HP Hood, The Abbey Group, Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success in Manchester, NH). These contractors will distribute food boxes to families in need through local non-profit organizations or schools in our region between May 15th and June 30th. Food boxes distributed by Farm Fresh Rhode Island will include dairy and other food items while the other three contractors will distribute dairy-only boxes. Some of these may include yogurt and cheese; others will contain fluid milk exclusively.