USDA Announces $2.6 Million Agreement With Connecticut To Support Local Farmers

L to R: US Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt, Connecticut Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski, US Rep. Joe Courtney, and US Rep. Jahana Hayes listen as USDA Under Secretary Jenny Lester Muffin speaks to reporters about the new agreement between the US Department of Agriculture and the state of Connecticut to help feed people who are food insecure while also supporting local farmers. Photo courtesy of Connecticut Foodshare

Multiple West Hartford organizations partner with Connecticut Foodshare.



By Doug Hardy, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The US Department of Agriculture announced an agreement Wednesday that will provide funding to Connecticut to help feed people who are food insecure by supporting local farmers and food distribution organizations throughout the state.

The agreement – which was the second made with a state by the USDA thus far under the new Local Food Purchase Assistance program funded by the American Rescue Plan – was announced at Connecticut Foodshare’s facility in Wallingford. US Sen. Richard Blumenthal and US Reps. Joe Courtney and Jahana Hayes were on hand, along with USDA Under Secretary Jenny Lester Moffitt and state Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt.

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