Farmers to Families Food Box to provide food Mondays in June


25 lb boxes of produce, meat and dairy provided at UWO Kolf Center to anyone in need of food support

Oshkosh community members will be able to pick up a free Farmers to Families Food Box Mondays in June 2020, with 25 lbs of produce, meat and dairy.

The distribution site is at UW Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Avenue, with entry through lot #7. Pick up times are 10 A.M. through 12 P.M. and correspond with the weekly Feeding America drive-thru distribution activities.

The food is provided first come, first serve with no eligibility requirements. Food will be placed into your truck, and participants are asked to have this space cleaned out.

The program is a partnership between the USDA, farmers, Valley Cooperative Association, Feeding America, Oshkosh Area United Way, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, Father Carr’s Place 2B, Oshkosh Corporation, Amcor, and the J.J. Keller Foundation.

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the USDA’s support response to the Coronavirus pandemic, providing support to the agricultural industry and families in need. Through this program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is partnering with national, regional and local suppliers, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products. The program will purchase $461 million in fresh fruits and vegetables, $317 million in a variety of dairy products, $258 million in meat products and $175 million in a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products. Suppliers will package these products totaling $1.2 billion into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need through June 30, 2020.


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