Monday, September 7, 2020

Ag to Provide Family Food Boxes

Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 


The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) will distribute 1,400 food boxes to the public at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, on Friday, September 11, at 9:00 a.m. as part of the USDA sponsored Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

“I’m glad the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce can assist with the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. It benefits not only our farmers and distributors, but also our citizens who may be struggling as a result of COVID-19’s impact on society. Our Department has distributed over 2,800 produce boxes, 3,600 dozen eggs and 3,600 gallons of milk to the public in the past two months. We are continuing our efforts to assist the public by hosting another food box distribution Friday on the Mississippi Fairgrounds,” said Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson.

Merchants Foodservice of Hattiesburg, Miss., will provide the 1,400 food boxes, Borden Dairy is donating an additional 2,200 gallons of milk and Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. of Jackson is donating 16,800 eggs. Those receiving a food box will also receive two gallons of milk and a dozen eggs.

The public can start arriving at 9:00 a.m. and must remain in their vehicles with the windows up. MDAC volunteers will wear masks and gloves at all times and when instructed, the public will be allowed to open their car trunks for placement of their dairy box.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Farmers to Families Food Box Program under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Through this, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service partners 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. Suppliers then package these products into family-sized boxes and transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations and other non-profits serving Americans in need.
 
The Mississippi State Fairgrounds is located at 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. The public must enter through Gate 1 on Jefferson Street and exit through Gate 6 on Greymont Street. Visit
www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box to learn more about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.


 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to that pimp who was in charge of the state fair?

Robert W Neill, Broker said...

The food boxes have been good for both consumers and agriculture.

PittPanther said...

"Start arriving at 9am?" Lies. We "arrived" at 9am last time, hundreds of cars were already lined up completely around the fairgrounds, and backed up down Jefferson almost to the wlbt studio building.

Anonymous said...

Agree that the program is good for folks. Happy I don't need this and encourage those that do to participate wait or not.

Anonymous said...

Pitty Pander: Why does a man of your obvious stature need a gift box of food.

Anonymous said...

Councilman Stokes gave food away today. Why don't you ever cover stuff like that? Always a snarky headline for a Black leader but rarely a kind word.

Anonymous said...

There is an election coming up, expect more pandering from incumbents of all elected offices.

Anonymous said...

Only 1400 boxes...Someone is gonna get a lot of video that will make the Video JJ put up from Big Mama's Bail Bonds on the Tinseltown fight look mild...

PittPanther said...

There are no income requirements on getting a food box...

Anonymous said...

Pitty Pander - That's not the point. You carried your sorry ass to the give-away location in order to score some free shit when you know damned well you don't need it and thousands of others do.

And you excuse your behavior by claiming 'there are no income requirements'? What a turd. It almost smacks of Pennsylvania, certainly not of the South.

PittPanther said...

How do you know what I need or don't need? You seen my W-2? You don't know my troubles, covid has affected many.

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