Congress members urge U.S. Department of Agriculture to strengthen pandemic food security programs

Three Congress members are urging The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take necessary steps to ensure future food relief initiatives, like the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, are equitable and accessible to all those in need. 

Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Adriano Espaillat (D-Bronx) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on March 31 in response to the department’s request for public comment to potentially replace the Farmers to Families Food Box Program with a new program to distribute additional aid to nonprofits serving Americans who are facing food insecurity. 

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