FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected DiMare Fresh as a partner for the department’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. Starting on May 15, DiMare Fresh will supply its produce products to serve nonprofit organizations across the Southwest.
The company will utilize funding from the USDA to support operations at their Texas facilities to supply the program.
“We are honored to be a part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program to fully utilize our southwest distribution centers to help families in need,” said Tony DiMare, an owner of DiMare Fresh. “Aside from helping those in need of fresh food in the communities we serve, we’re also able to help other growers move their surplus of fresh US produce.”
The program enables the produce company to further support organizations it has longstanding relationships with such as the Houston Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, Community Table and Brighter Bites, as well as extend donation to other hunger relief organizations.
As part of the program, the USDA will purchase and distribute up to $3 billion in agricultural products to those in need across the United States.