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Arizona Food Banks Benefit From Federal Government Food Distribution

September 02, 2016 /

PHOENIX – Truckloads of frozen chicken, eggs, raisins and blueberries will come to Arizona in the fall,
stocking food banks with millions of dollars’ worth of food that doesn’t usually make its way onto food bank shelves. The Department of Economic Security’s (DES) Hunger Relief Program had already agreed to accept 120 truckloads of these and other unique food items. This week, the agency was offered more than a dozen additional truckloads of the so-called “bonus” foods, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Emergency Food Assistance price support and surplus removal program.