May 19, 2020
Governor Wolf: PA Food Distributors Receive $50 Million for Farmers to Families Food Boxes
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania food distributors will receive more than $50 million of $1.2 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. Money will fund the purchase of surplus milk and other dairy products, as well as chicken, pork and fresh produce from Pennsylvania farmers who lost markets for their products due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributors will work with food banks and other non-profit organizations statewide to get food boxes to PA families who are facing food insecurity.
“This vital funding will put fresh, nutritious food on Pennsylvanians’ tables and money in the pockets of our farmers,” Wolf said. “The Wolf Administration has advocated for this and other targeted support for our farms, and we’re pleased that this funding will complement other dedicated state and federal funding to combat food waste and food insecurity in Pennsylvania.”
A complete listing of contracts awarded can be found on the USDA website. Pennsylvania contracts were awarded as follows.
ALL Holding Company, Harleysville, Montgomery
Co. – $18,000
Brian Campbell Farms, Berwick, Columbia Co. – $900,000
Clemens Food Group, Hatfield, Montgomery Co. – $3,669,158
Common Market Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. – $5,760,000
Dertstine's Inc., Sellersville, Bucks Co. – $5,962,356
Farm to Table Buy Local, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. – $281,880
John Vena Inc, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. – $1,800,000
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, Lancaster, Lancaster Co. – $1,365,000
Marburger Farm Dairy, Evans City, Butler Co. – $78,636
Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative/Feeding Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. – $3,772,314
Monteverde's Inc., Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. – $1,440,000
Novick Brothers Corp., Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. – $502,737
Paragon Wholesale Foods, Warrenda, Allegheny Co. – $3,816,000
Schneider Dairy Inc., Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. – $4,270,000
Stanley Marvel Inc., Bensalem, Bucks Co. – $14,427,840
T.M. Kovacevich, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. – $2,054,333
Turner Dairy Farms Inc., Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. – $315,450
For more information on food security in Pennsylvania including information about resources and actions taken by the Wolf Administration, visit agriculture.pa.gov/foodsecurity. For the most accurate and timely information related to health in Pennsylvania, visit on.pa.gov/coronavirus.