Farm Bill Primer: International Food Aid Programs, Mcgovern-Dole and Local and Regional Procurement [April 21, 2022] [open pdf - 605KB]
From the Document: "The U.S. government administers international food assistance programs that aim to alleviate hunger and improve food security around the world. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several of these programs, including the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole) and the Local and Regional Procurement Program (LRP). These two programs have several parallel provisions that aim to achieve the same goal of providing nonemergency food aid in an effort to help communities boost agricultural productivity, strengthen local food systems, and improve nutrition. This In Focus provides an overview of the McGovern-Dole and LRP programs, including their legislative authority, statutory requirements, funding trends, recent projects, and selected issues for Congress."
CRS In Focus, IF12081
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/