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USDA announces new Farmer to Families Food Box contracts

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.

Avocados to walnuts: industry's response to pandemic

The produce industry has been working to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.

Virtual tours and demos, wine and food: Industry responds to crisis

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.

United Fresh to address inequalities of opportunity after protests

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.

COVID-19 causes a bankruptcy; consumers look for moments of fun

From recognizing the importance of small moments of fun to donating services to help consumers, companies are finding ways to respond in the crisis.

Packaging company produces face shields during pandemic

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.

United Fresh and USDA offer Buy Fresh web seminar

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and the United Fresh Produce Association will partner on an April 23 web seminar discussing details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Purchase and Distribution Program.

United Fresh Start Foundation names recipients of COVID-19 grants

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.

Chiquita promotes celebrating National Banana Day at home

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.

Sunkist donates lemons to hospital staff

Sunkist Growers is donating lemons to hospitals in the Santa Clarita, Calif., area during the COVID-19 crisis.