SA Current: Congressman Demands USDA End Controversial $39M Contract With San Antonio Event Planner

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett called on the White House on Tuesday to cancel a $39 million federal food-distribution contract awarded to a small San Antonio events company with no previous track record in that business.

In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture chief Sonny Perdue, Doggett, a San Antonio Democrat, said the terms of locally based CRE8AD8’s contract require it to deliver 750,000 packages of food to needy families by June 30. However, “to date it has apparently failed to distribute a single box.”

The USDA oversees the Farmers to Families Food Box program, designed to distribute surplus produce to needy families. In his letter, Doggett demanded Perdue, a former Republican governor of Georgia, provide a detailed explanation of how his agency selects vendors.

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Author: Sanford Nowlin

Publisher: San Antonio Current

Date: May 26, 2020