Kansas and USDA team up to deliver local produce to food banks | Derby News

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In early August, Governor Laura Kelly was joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Jenny Moffitt and Kansas Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam of the Just Food food bank in Lawrence to announce a new program that will purchase and distribute locally grown, produced and processed foods. food to food insecure Kansans.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has secured a $2.5 million cooperative agreement from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service under the Purchasing Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program of local foods (LFPA). These funds will be used to purchase and distribute Kansas-grown and processed foods to underserved Kansas communities and families through the state’s existing food bank distribution network.

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