Apr 15 2020

Mast Urges Federal Government To Support Food Distributors Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Distributors Continue To Supply Food To Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Other Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today led a bipartisan coalition in urging the Administration to ensure food service distributors that are supplying food to hospitals, nursing homes and other frontline workers are able to access capital amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

“Food distributors and their employees are working hard during this national emergency to deliver food to those who need it most. Hospitals, nursing homes, military bases, schools and others rely on the industry to feed those hit hardest by the coronavirus, including patients, seniors and staff on the frontlines,” Rep. Mast said. “That’s why we want to make sure that this industry has the resources it needs to continue serving our communities.”

Last week, Rep. Mast also led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to expedite relief to Florida’s produce growers.

The letter is attached.