A new program in Iowa will help distribute locally grown food to underserved communities.
Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says the program is expected to improve supply chain resiliency. “This is really a one-time program and it’s one-time funding,” he said. “But what we are really focused on is how we can use this to really have a step change in local foods, and be able to really build this out long into the future.”
Naig says they will create 2,000 distribution sites with food banks and food hub distribution partners.