President Donald J. Trump is North Carolina for the opening of the Republican National Convention and made a side trip to talk to a large group of supporters about a program called farmers to Families Food Box, that connected Farmers with products with families who needed food.
“One of the most striking images of the pandemic is the contrast between farmers dumping milk, eggs, and plowing vegetables back into the soil and consumers facing empty store shelves and long lines at food distribution centers,” said a spokesman for the World Food Bank organization.
The USDA Food Program was put together very quickly after the pandemic caused farmers to have a surplus of food, and also left Americans with financial needs for food.
“I saw a line of people with food that would have to be thrown away, and a line of people who were hungry, and we put them together in about a week,” Trump said Monday.
Family Food Box Programs are nationwide.
“We are going to have more jobs and a great year. That is why we launched this program. Families in need get to eat very well. People in NC had packed 7,000 boxes of food week and they had just got started. We have one line of people with food who had to dispose food, and people who needed food. So I said lets put them together. We will give one Billon to them, it has worked so well,” Trump said.
“This is the greatest industrial mobilization to take on the Chinese plague. The largest since World War 2,” he said. “We have to get these states run by Democrats open, including North Carolina. They want to stay closed up until the election,” Trump said.
At the event Trump announces the USDA will provide another billion dollars for the Farmers to FamiliesFoodBox Program. It pays farmers and packers to produce the food boxes to help families in need due to the pandemic.
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