USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

USDA Food Distribution Program

USDA Food Distribution Program

At Marvell Foods, we take pride in our support for USDA food distribution programs. Through our industry connections and unique insights, we are able to assist the Farmers to Families Food Box Program in supplementing their efforts. More specifically, we facilitate connections between key food industry players, including food processors and manufacturers, to accelerate the production and distribution of food products to families throughout the United States. Keep reading to learn more.

FIFTH ROUND ANNOUNCEMENT $1.5 BILLION NOW AVAILABLE! 

FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM 

Solicitations/Contracts Awarded by: January 19th
Deliveries Commence: Shortly after January 19th

MARVELL FOODS HAS WORKED WITH MANUFACTURERS AND BOA HOLDERS DURING THE THIRD & FOURTH ROUNDS PROVIDING TENS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

MARVELL FOODS: A TRUSTED, VALUED, PROVEN SUBCONTRACTOR | SUPPLIER

WE SOURCE: 

ALL PROTEINS

FULLY COOKED CHICKEN 

CHICKEN QUARTERS | SHREDDED CHICKEN

CHICKEN TACO MEAT | CHICKEN STEW

CHICKEN PATTIES | CHICKEN STRIPS

CHICKEN CHILI | CHICKEN STEW 

BREADED CHIX NUGGETS 

PORK SAUSAGES | CORNED BEEF HASH

DAIRY PRODUCTS | EGGS | FLUID MILK  

SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE 

We know the USDA food distribution program, we know the USDA specs, and we have manufacturers and suppliers lined up Coast to Coast, ready to go IMMEDIATELY!  

Don’t delay, do not lose one day!

Time is of the Essence for Your Company!

Get started now with Marvell Foods today! Call Marilyn Raybin:  561-213-2289  marilyn@marvellfoods.com 

(Washington, D.C., January 4, 2021) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In total, USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background:

The additional funding for the program was included in the COVID-19 relief package as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed on December 21, 2020. In this fifth round of purchases, USDA will again purchase combination boxes to ensure all involved recipient organizations have access to fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products, and seafood products will also be included in this round.

The solicitation will be issued to over 240 organizations that have previously received Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA). Solicitations to existing BOA holders are expected to be issued by the end of the week, with contract awards expected to be made by January 19. Deliveries will begin shortly after awards are issued and continue through the end of April. Additional or new BOA proposals will not be reviewed nor accepted at this time.

FOURTH ROUND ANNOUNCEMENT $500 MILLION NOW AVAILABLE! 

FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM 

Contracts Awarded by:  Oct 30

Deliveries Commence:  Nov 1 – Dec 31

Marvell Foods: A Trusted, Valued, Proven Subcontractor | Supplier 

We Source: 

All Proteins – 

Fully Cooked Chicken

Dairy Products 

Round Three Assistance

Marvell Foods Facilitated the Following:

150 Truckloads Nationwide

6,000,000 Pounds Delivered

Working Nationally With:

20 BOA Holders 

20 Manufacturers 

MARVELL FOODS

We know the USDA commodity food distribution program, we know the USDA vendors and specs, and we have manufacturers and suppliers lined up Coast to Coast, ready-to-go business IMMEDIATELY!  

Don’t delay, do not lose one day!

Time is of the Essence for Your Company!

Get started now with Marvell Foods today! Call Marilyn Raybin:  561-213-2289  marilyn@marvellfoods.com 

USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

(Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it had authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders and expects to award contracts by Oct. 30 for deliveries of food boxes from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. In the fourth round, as in the third round, states have been allocated boxes based on the internal need of the state. The program will continue the purchase of combination boxes to include fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk, and meat products.  The program also will continue to require that proposals illustrate how coverage would be provided to areas identified as opportunity zones, detail subcontracting agreements, and address the “last mile” delivery of products into the hands of the food insecure population. Entities that meet the government’s requirements and specifications will be issued agreements and submit pricing through a competitive acquisition process. “I’m gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response to the Farmers to Families Food Box program from families, distributors, food banks, faith-based organizations, and nonprofits in communities across the country. We recently surpassed 110 million boxes delivered, and millions more are headed to Americans in need,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said. “I’m very pleased that we are able to extend this program and continue our relief efforts for American farmers and families.”

SEE MARVELL FOODS FOURTH ROUND USDA FAMILIES TO FARMERS FOOD BOX PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE

ATTENTION, URGENT, TIME-SENSITIVE

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IF YOU WANT TO PURSUE THE THIRD ROUND OF THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM

CONTACT MARVELL FOODS NOW
MARILYN RAYBIN: MARILYN@MARVELLFOODS.COM | DIRECT:  561-213-2289

GIVEN THE URGENT NEED TO GET A WIDE ARRAY OF FOOD PRODUCTS INTO THE HANDS AND ON THE KITCHEN TABLES OF AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM THE CHALLENGES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, MARVELL FOODS, ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING FOOD TRADING, FOOD BROKERAGE, FOOD BUYING COMPANIES, IS USING ITS EXTENSIVE THIRTY-PLUS YEAR NATIONAL FOOD SUPPLIER NETWORK  TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO COMPANIES PURSUING BIDS UNDER THE “FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM.”

MARVELL FOODS IS ABLE TO ASSIST BIDDERS AND AWARDEES TO SUPPLY THE COMPLETE RANGE OF PROTEINS TO ANY BIDDER/AWARDEE FOR CHICKEN, BEEF, AND PORK.

MARVELL FOODS, A MULTI-GENERATIONAL COMPANY, WITH OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HAS AN ESTABLISHED REPUTATION WORKING WITH FOOD COMPANIES — MANUFACTURERS, COOKERS, CO-PACKERS, AND SUPPLIERS.

MARVELL FOODS IS IN A HIGHLY UNIQUE POSITION TO WORK WITH APPROVED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS/ VENDORS/ SUPPLIERS UNDER THE “FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM.”

BIDDERS AND AWARDEES CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WORKING WITH MARVELL FOODS AS TRUSTED PROVIDERS/SUPPLIERS TO ASSIST EXISTING APPROVED GOVERNMENT VENDORS/CONTRACTORS OR OTHERS WHO MAY BE BIDDING UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PRESENT THIRD ROUND OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THE “FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM.”

IF YOUR COMPANY IS AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR EITHER OF THE PRIOR TWO ROUNDS OF ASSISTANCE OR IF YOUR COMPANY IS SEEKING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT (THIRD) ROUND OF “FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM,” MARVELL FOODS CAN BE OF SERVICE TO HELP YOUR COMPANY FULFILL THE FOOD PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AS PROTEINS SUPPLIER FOR CHICKEN, BEEF, PORK.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IF YOU WANT TO PURSUE THIS NEXT, THIRD ROUND OF THE “FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOXES PROGRAM”

CONTACT MARVELL FOODS NOW

MARILYN RAYBIN: MARILYN@MARVELLFOODS.COM | DIRECT:  561-213-2289

 

USDA – GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM – THIRD ROUND

SUPPLYING AMERICANS FOOD NATIONWIDE FOR TIME PERIOD

SEPTEMBER 1ST – OCTOBER 31ST 

USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

(Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020) – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this week, USDA reached a milestone of having distributed more than 90 million food boxes to support American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These contract awards will go to vendors who submitted the strongest proposals supporting American agriculture and the American people. The high level of interest and quality of proposals is a testament that the program is accomplishing what we intended – supporting U.S. farmers and distributors and getting food to those who need it most. It’s a real trifecta, which is why we call it a win-win-win,” said Secretary Perdue. “Thanks to President Trump and his commitment to the program with the announcement of an additional $1 billion in funding, more farmers will be supported, and more families will receive the nutritious food they need during these difficult times.”

“With over 90 million Farmers to Families food boxes delivered, we continue to leverage and support our great American farmers and food distributors to feed those most vulnerable. Thanks to the President’s commitment of $1 billion in additional funding, I’m proud to see that we are well on our way to the third round of Farmers to Families food box program purchases which focus on boxes containing fresh and nutritious fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy,” said Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump.

These contract awards result from the third round of the Farmers to Families Food Box program announced on July 24, 2020, and President Trump’s announcement on August 24 that up to an additional $1 billion was being made available for deliveries through October 31, 2020.

Background:

In this third round of purchases, USDA announced plans to purchase combination boxes to ensure all recipient organizations have access to fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk, and meat products. These boxes will be distributed to every county in America.

USDA solicited new proposals for the third round. Proposals were required to illustrate how coverage would be provided to areas identified as opportunity zones, detail subcontracting agreements, and address the “last mile” delivery of products into the hands of the food insecure population.

Entities that met the government’s requirements and specifications were issued agreements and submitted pricing through a competitive acquisition process. Agreements were awarded based on the pricing submitted for the delivery locations proposed, box content, last-mile delivery plans, means testing compliance, and support of small and local/regional food systems.

In the ongoing second round of purchasing and distribution, which began July 1 and will conclude Sep. 18, 2020, USDA has purchased more than $1.113 billion of food through extended contracts of select vendors from the first round of the program as well as new contracts focused on Opportunity Zones in order to direct food to reach underserved areas, places where either no boxes have yet been delivered, or where boxes are being delivered but where there is additional need.

The first round of purchases occurred from May 15 through June 30, 2020, and saw more than 35.5 million boxes delivered in the first 45 days.

Updates to the number of food boxes verified as delivered will continue to be displayed on the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website, with breakdowns by performance period on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program page.

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