The US Department of Agriculture has announced a new pilot program to provide free food to food banks.
The program is the latest attempt by the USDA to encourage more people to help out by helping them find food.
Under the program, Food Not Bombs (FNB) will deliver food to local food banks, food pantries, community gardens and farmers markets.
According to the USDA, the program will provide $1.3 million in funding to the food banks and $1 million in cash incentives for the people who are able to find food by the pilot.
The new program is part of a $300 million Food Not Bets program that the USDA announced in August.
According the USDA’s press release, the Food Not Ban program “is the largest single food-bank-specific food-security initiative ever implemented by the U.S. government.”
The USDA also announced a $5 million grant for farmers markets to “ensure that farmers have access to nutritious food and fresh produce.”
The Food Not Blitz initiative, meanwhile, aims to “enable farmers to earn money to buy food” through a new program.”FNB will deliver free food on demand to more than 7,500 food banks nationwide through the first week of October,” the USDA said in a statement.
“This program will allow food banks to help the people most in need of food, and provide food to communities across the country.”
According to an Associated Press report, the USDA program will begin on October 10, 2017, and will be expanded in the months to follow.
In addition to free food, the pilot program will also offer financial incentives to help food banks obtain a loan to purchase their own equipment.
According a USDA press release:The FoodNotBets program provides a $1,000 credit toward a $500 loan to help people find food, including buying a food pantry.
The loan will help food panties purchase new equipment, such as refrigerators, to help distribute free food.
The loan will be processed through the FNB website.
The FNB program is funded by the Department of Justice’s Community Development Block Grant Program, which funds food banks through federal grants.
“This is a win for people in need,” said Mark Tauscher, chief executive officer of the FoodNot Bombs organization.
“It gives food banks the tools they need to help make it easier for people to find their own food, make ends meet and stay in their homes.”