Today we shared more about the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which continues to make an impact with the Tuesday distribution at Croton (Irongate Equestrian and Event Center, 9am-5pm) and in Mount Vernon on Wednesdays (Lakeholm Church parking lot; Great Milk Giveaway, 5:00-6:30pm).

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is partnering with national, regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $4 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products from American producers of all sizes. Round 4 was just approved Friday 10/23 for another $500 million.

The program supplies food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat products and a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products.

Distributors will package these products into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need.

You can hear more of Marcy Rinehart’s conversation with Jeff Davidson of Global Vision Alliance and Theresa Gregory of Irongate by clicking here.

Today’s Who Knew? Trivia, to win a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup:

Q: I was born on this date in 1914 in New York City. I was a medical researcher and virologist – I created the polio vaccine. Who am I?
A: Jonas Salk

Congratulations to Jan from Howard, who guessed correctly!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd