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NSAC Highlights Food Hub Opportunity in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

A blog from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) provides available information on the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The program includes $3 billion in funding for direct purchases of meat, dairy, and specialty crops for distribution in Food Boxes. Although details of this program are still emerging, NSAC says it “could be a genuine opportunity for food hubs, community kitchens, and local food producers.” USDA Agricultural Marketing Service announced that a Request for Proposal will be published on the program webpage on April 24, 2020, with a proposal submission deadline of May 1, 2020.