The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced late final week an funding of as much as $1 billion, together with $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The brand new program will help and broaden the emergency meals community so states, meals banks and native organizations can reliably serve their communities.
That’s USDA Deputy Beneath Secretary for Meals, Vitamin, and Shopper Providers, Stacy Dean. She explains the three areas centered on this new program.
Constructing on classes discovered in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA will enter into cooperative agreements with state, Tribal and native entities to extra effectively buy meals from native producers and put money into infrastructure that permits associate organizations to extra successfully attain underserved communities.