Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter, handed out more than 500 food boxes to families in need. She was accompanied by televangelist Paula White, who is also President Trump’s spiritual advisor.
The food distribution is part of the USDA’s Farmers To Families Food Box program. Ivanka has been partnering with the organization to deliver more than 500 boxes. Reportedly, USDA’s program has already given 3.2 million food boxes to date, including 129 million boxes this year.
The Presidential daughter wrote on her Twitter account her gratitude for being a part of the food drive. “Grateful to spend the morning this Holiday Season in VA passing out boxes loaded with fresh and nutritious sourced from local farms.”
Farmers to Families Food Box program
Our Farmers to Families Food Box program continues to feed billions of meals to families in need across the Nation – over 3.2B to date!
Grateful to spend the morning this Holiday Season in VA passing out boxes loaded with fresh & nutritious food sourced from local farms.???????????????? pic.twitter.com/TMN97Sjyjq
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 14, 2020
She noted, “Our Farmers to Families Food Box program continues to feed billions of meals to families in need across the Nation – over 3.2B to date!”
Christ Chapel in Woodbridge, VA, hosted the drive. “During this pandemic, our Administration has supported small, family farms,” she further stated. “Kept our food suppliers employed and fed billions of families in need through our Farmers to Families program.”
According to the program’s official website, the group has purchased more than 3.6 billion worth of food from the farmers. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act initiated the program. It began when the need arose during the pandemic. The group tapped the distributors and workforce greatly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels, and other food-serving businesses. According to Ivanka, the program has already helped 16,000 non-profits.
Furthermore, she stated that the program had supported more than 200 farms and distributors and 5,000 American jobs.
“This program is working for everyone,” she said. “Which is why we will provide an additional $1 billion for our Farmers to Families Food Box Program. This new commitment will provide certainty for those in need and to our American farmers and ranchers who feed, fuel, and sustain our great Nation.”
Reference: Christian Headlines