USDA Food Box Changes Affect Suppliers, Non-Profits, and Brighter Bites

Produce Blue Book discusses Brighter Bites’ withdrawal from the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program due to new USDA guidelines requiring the boxes to contain meat and dairy items. Brighter Bites is committed to serving only produce to families in underserved communities, therefore its participation will discontinue this September. The Produce Blue Book wrote two articles about these changes, the latest published on August 11.