Goldmark Team Members Deliver over 200 Farmers to Families Food Boxes to Residents
As COVID-19 has struck the nation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was pleased to announce the Farmers to Families (F2F) Food Box program as a part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act helping to purchase and distribute agricultural products from across the country and get them into the hands of those in need. The program works with suppliers packaging fresh produce, dairy and meat products into family sized food boxes then transport them to organizations like the Great Plains Food Bank.
The program will supply food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat products and a combination box of fresh produce, dairy or meat products. Distributors will package these products into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need. Locally, the food boxes are packaged by the Great Plains Food Bank and distributed at different pickup locations across the Fargo – Moorhead communities.
Goldmark has teamed up monthly for the past three months to distribute Farmers to Families food boxes to residents who are at a higher risk of getting COVID. Monday, August, 31st was the most recent delivery to our Bluestem Apartments and Townhomes. A few of our team members delivered 60 boxes of food to the doors of these residents. One team member commented, “it was pure joy to see the response from our residents – they were both shocked and so grateful!”
Previous deliveries included over 150 boxes of food to our Sunrise, North Sky, Crossroads and Urban Plains communities. Goldmark continues to find ways to support residents living in their communities during these trying and uncertain times, and they look forward to participating in more Farmers to Families food distributions that are ahead!