Ivanka Trump's First Instagram Post In 8 Months Touts Her Charity Work

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Special adviser to the president Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump arrive to the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Witnessed by President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu signed a peace deal with the UAE and a declaration of intent to make peace with Bahrain.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday broke her eight-month Instagram silence with a post touting her holiday charity work. 

In the new post, the former first daughter was seen bundled up for the holiday season while helping deliver what she says is approximately 1.1 million pounds of locally sourced dairy, 1.3 million meals and more than 52,000 food boxes across Idaho and New York. 

“Thank you to our many incredible partners and volunteers who helped feed tens of thousands American families across Idaho and NY, with fresh, nutritious, locally-sourced produce and dairy this holiday season,” Trump wrote.

The 40-year-old also added that her venture was “100% privately funded” in partnership with Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya.

Trump last posted on her Instagram account in May 2021 with a photograph of her getting her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a local CVS near her home in Surfside, Florida. 

“Getting fully vaccinated is the best way to end this pandemic and protect ourselves and one another,” she wrote in the caption. 

Trump’s holiday food drive comes months after she was spotted helping a local Jewish kosher food bank in Miami while championing her father’s Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program. 

The program, launched by the Trump administration in May 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was designed to help deliver fresh produce to families in need. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service was authorized to purchase up to $6 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat and take them to nonprofits. The program delivered at least 173,000,000 food boxes from May 2020 to May 2021. 

However, the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program later came under fire after a ProPublica investigation found that the Trump administration awarded contracts to companies without relevant experience or necessary licenses. 

While some contractors were established companies, others had little background in food distribution, such as a wedding and event planning firm that received a $39 million contract.

The program was discontinued in May despite getting an infusion of cash in January. 

Javanka": Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, special advisors to her father, former US president Donald Trump
"Javanka": Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, special advisors to her father, former US president Donald Trump
Photo: AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI

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