'Political propaganda' or 'essential public health messages'? Government-sponsored food boxes include a letter from Trump

CHICAGO — Food pantries for months have relied on a government-sponsored food box program to serve a spike in needy families during the pandemic. But the latest batch of boxes includes an item some find unpalatable as the election nears: a letter signed by President Donald Trump.The letter, printed in both English and Spanish on White House letterhead, highlights the Farmers to Families Food Box program and includes general safety information for preventing COVID-19 transmission.It does not mention the Nov. 3 election, but some local food pantries say it’s inappropriate and plan to remove the …

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