Ivanka Trump jump-starts stalled pandemic food program under congressional investigation

PHILADELPHIA — After allowing an important feeding program created during the pandemic to lapse before the holidays, the Trump administration plans to restart it this month at the urging of Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser. While anti-hunger advocates are grateful for the intervention, however, they have complained that the program has been mismanaged. They say it benefits farmers and distributors more than those in need, and that food deliveries often have been delayed and sometimes spoiled. Congress has been investigating these charges. Starting Jan. 19, the U.S. Department…

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