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Congresswoman Kat Cammack Issues Statement On Cancellation Of USDA’s Farmers To Families Food Box Program

Press release from the Office of Congresswoman Kat Cammack

Today, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03) issued the following statement about last week’s announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will discontinue the Farmers To Families Food Box Program at the end of May.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmers To Families Food Box Program was a lifeline for millions of hungry families across the country. This program bought fresh meat, dairy, and produce from American farmers and directed it to Americans in need—regardless of status, income, or household size—to provide a source of food for those who needed it most and ensured fresh produce didn’t go to waste,” said Cammack. “While many farmers resorted to disking their crops because they couldn’t compete with foreign producers during the pandemic, this program offered mutually beneficial solutions.”

“The program’s cancellation signals what we’ve known since President Biden first took office: farmers are at the bottom of this administration’s priority list. Many Florida producers took advantage of this program to help their neighbors, and ending this program is merely a disservice to communities in need. We know that food security is national security, and I urge Secretary Vilsack and his team to reconsider this decision.”

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