4P Foods Press

Tom McDougall, Founder and CEO 4P Foods

JP Morgan Chase | December 4, 2023

Written by: Capital Impact Partners

JPMorgan Chase Community Development Banking ties financial value to social impact—no matter how complex the project.

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Meet The Activator: 4P Foods

Regenerative Food Systems Investment | August 17, 2023

Written by: RFSI

Regenerative Food System Investment interviewed Tom for their Meet the Activator series. In the interview, Tom discusses the mission of 4P Foods, the lessons he has learned since starting the company in 2014, and exciting future plans.

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Revolutionizing Food Systems

Moving the Needle Podcast | July 17, 2023

Written by: Christopher Gergen & Johnathan Holifield

4P Foods Founder & CEO, Tom McDougall discusses revolutionizing the food system by connecting smallholder farmers to local consumers. Improving the food system will effect local economies, the environment, and healthcare.

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Connecting Farms to Schools Through Food Hubs

Virginia Farm to School | June 27, 2023

Written by: Virginia Department of Education

Founder & CEO of 4P Foods Tom McDougall and 4P Foods Special Programs Manager Devon Byrne are interviewed about the importance Virginia's Farm to School program and 4P Foods role in that program as a food hub.

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This Farm Bill Really Matters. We Explain Why.

Civil Eats | March 20, 2023

Written by: Lisa Held

As communities struggle with food insecurity and farmers face a range of climate-fueled disasters, lawmakers have a chance to build a farm bill that tackles both in 2023. Will they?

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VDOE Connects Schools to Virginia Food Through Pilot Procurement Program

Virginia Department of Education | April 18, 2022

Written by: Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Virginia Department of Education is partnering with regional food hubs to deliver nearly $2.2 million worth of locally produced and grown food products to school nutrition programs in the commonwealth. The Centralized Local Procurement Pilot Program — funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Supply Chain Assistance grant — is designed to help school nutrition programs avoid supply chain...

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4P Foods Receives Grant from the American Heart Association

Fauquier Times | January 13, 2022

Written by: Kelly O’Lone

Warrenton-based 4P Foods received $300,000 from the American Heart Association recently, and 4P founder and CEO Tom McDougall said he is eager to use the funds to grow the “food hub.” “We are going through a transition, from a start-up to a real company building an equitable food system,” he said. McDougall said the grant will allow him to upgrade...

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Baseball and Veggies Served at Nats Youth Baseball Academy in Ward 7

WTOP News | April 3, 2021

Written by: John Domen

Less affluent communities have been burdened by food insecurity during the pandemic, but area baseball fans have been working to make a small impact in one D.C. neighborhood. Since February, about 2,500 baseball fans have been helping residents of Ward 7 get regular access to fresh produce.

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Grocery Trends: COVID-19 Bolsters Support For Local Food Systems

Routific Stories | December 29, 2020

Written by: Suzanne Ma

The local food movement is undergoing a renaissance thanks to COVID-19, with local farms, producers, and CSAs seeing a significant uptick in demand.

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Land Trust Links Beef Farmers to Food Pantries During Pandemic Shortages

Culpeper Star-Exponent | September 29, 2020

Written by: Clint Schemmer

As the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout stresses Americans’ pocketbooks, the Piedmont Environmental Council has delivered some good news to Culpeper-area families. Working with its allies, the regional conservation group gave 750 pounds of beef to four food banks in Culpeper, Orange, Madison and Fauquier counties.

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The Pandemic Could Actually Strengthen The U.S. Food System

National Geographic | July 17, 2020

Written by: Saul Elbein

The shock to U.S. food chains from the coronavirus has been a boon to small-and mid-sized farms and distributors. Could it be the start of a new way to get food?

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Connect The Dots: Repairing Broken Links In The Regional Food Supply Chain

District Fray Magazine | June 5, 2020

Written by: Lani Furbank

Our food system today is a textbook paradox. We see thousands of gallons of milk dumped away, tons of produce left to rot and millions of animals euthanized. Yet miles-long lines form at food banks and grocery stores have spotty inventory. Consumers have been rightfully outraged at the food waste and flummoxed by the incongruities. How can these two realities...

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A New Coalition Wants To Do Some Good With Local Farmers’ Extra Food

DCist | May 11, 2020

Written by: Rachel Kaufmen

Like plenty of other business owners, Tom McDougall, the founder of food distributor 4P Foods based in Warrenton, Va., says things started to look bad for his company in March. That’s when restaurants and schools all closed to comply with social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “Our farmers…had orders being turned around” at the loading dock...

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Jim Perdue, Tom McDougall Talk Supply Chain, COVID-19

Food Tank | April 5, 2020

Written by: Dani Nierenberg

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Jim Perdue, Chairman and Advertising Spokesman of Perdue Farms and Tom McDougall, Founder and CEO of 4P Foods. They discuss the importance of focusing on farmers, the challenges farmers face during COVID-19, and the approaches Perdue Farms and 4P Foods are taking to keep people safe and fed during the crisis....

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4P Foods Hosts Taco Tuesday

Fauquier Times | March 23, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24, 4P Foods will host a “pay what you can” Taco Tuesday event from noon to 2 p.m. at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton. “Working with A La Carte Catering and community volunteers, 4P Foods will source every single item from local farmers and producers to give out 500 meals of locally sourced, locally made tacos,”...

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