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Food Share pop-up pantries are drive-thru only, so they can be as low-touch as possible, officials said.

Ventura County Star

Thousands of boxes of food given out to families in Ventura County over the past few days included something unexpected and, at least in some cases, unwanted.

The boxes, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program, included a letter from the White House and signed by President Trump.

A little over a month before the election, some have called it politicking. While it may not violate the law, they say it does politicize a nonpolitical program.

In response, some food pantries or nonprofits around the country have opened the boxes and removed the letter before handing them out. Others have said they don’t have the time or personnel to do so.

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