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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $512 million for fresh produce purchases through renewed contracts to companies packing and distributing in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
Jul 01, 2020 by Chris Koger
The produce industry has been working to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.
Jun 25, 2020 by Chris Koger
Virtual tours and demos, an online wine auction and food box donations enabled the fresh produce industry to response to the realities caused by the pandemic.
Jun 12, 2020 by Chris Koger
The United Fresh Produce Association will address the inequality of opportunity in the industry, a collaboration with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests.
Jun 05, 2020 by Amy Sowder
From recognizing the importance of small moments of fun to donating services to help consumers, companies are finding ways to respond in the crisis.
May 27, 2020 by Chris Koger
Thermoformed packaging company Lacerta, which makes packaging for produce and other fresh foods has been make face shields to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 26, 2020 by Chris Koger
The United Fresh Start Foundation has awarded 25 companies $1,000 each to defray some of the costs of supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to children and families due to the pandemic closing schools.
Apr 15, 2020 by Chris Koger
Consumers staying at home on National Banana Day, April 15, will have no problem finding banana recipes and activities to celebrate, thanks to Chiquita Brands International.
Apr 12, 2020 by Chris Koger