President Trump, Ivanka to visit North Carolina Monday in support of farmers, coronavirus relief program


President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

MILLS RIVER, N.C. (NewsNation) — President Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump will visit a Farmers to Families Food Box program site in Mills River, N.C. on Monday.

Trump is expected to express support of American farmers and families through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

According to a White House official, Trump will tour Flavor First Growers and Packers, an organization partnering with Baptists on Mission to build the Farmers to Families Food Boxes, and to see how the boxes are packaged and placed into refrigerated trucks and delivered.

The program is part of the $3 billion program launched by the Department of Agriculture in April. The Farmers to Families Food Box program has delivered nearly 70 million family-sized food boxes of fresh and nutritiously grown food to those in need during the pandemic.

“I am incredibly excited to join the President in North Carolina as he sees first-hand the incredible work being done through our Farmers to Families Food Box program,” Ivanka Trump said in a statement.

Mills River, N.C., about 100 miles west of Charlotte. The town has an estimated population of about 7,000.

Trump is expected to accept his nomination for president at the Republican National Convention next week. The RNC is being held in Charlotte.

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