Ivanka Trump didn’t let the damp Virginia weather rain on her parade on Monday morning, when she braved the wet conditions to help pack up boxes of food for hungry families.
The 39-year-old First Daughter was pictured lending a hand to the Farmers to Families program, loading a large box of food into the back of a vehicle after meeting with the organization’s volunteers at Christ Chapel Church in Woodbridge.
Ivanka was more than prepared for the less-than-desirable conditions, having bundled up in a thick black coat, black trousers, and black rain boots for her visit – for which she also donned a matching face mask.
Support: Ivanka Trump was seen braving the rain on Monday morning ot help volunteers pack up food for hungry families in Virginia
Chic: The 39-year-old First Daughter bundled up against the wet weather, donning a thick black coat, black trousers, and matching rain boots for her visit
Heavy lifting: Ivanka was seen carrying a box of food out to a waiting car
Proud: Before her visit to the USDA program, Ivanka took to Instagram to praise the work that it has done throughout the year
Achievements: She revealed that 125 million boxes of produce, meat, and dairy have been delivered to different organizations and food banks across the country
She left her blonde locks loose in a straight style around her shoulders, and, despite getting stuck into some manual labor, she still ramped up the glam with a smokey eye and lashings of mascara.
After helping to load up the boxes of food, Ivanka also assisted with the delivery process, joining a host of other volunteers taking the 500 packages out to local people in need.
According to Carolina Hurley, special assistant to the President, the boxes that Ivanka helped to hand out contained milk, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheddar, mozzarella, apples, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, chicken meatballs, chicken chili, chicken franks, chicken and pork franks, and eggs.
Ivanka was seen chatting with her fellow volunteers as they waited to load the food boxes into cars, and she also paused to say hello to some of the people behind the wheels of the vehicles.
Shortly after her visit, the mother-of-three took to Twitter to share her own images from her morning, including one snap of her hand-delivering a box of food to a local resident.
‘Our Farmers to Families Food Box program continues to feed billions of meals to families in need across the Nation – over 3.2B to date!’ she wrote.
Support system: After loading up the boxes of food, Ivanka then helped to deliver them to families in the area
Essentials: Ivanka has supported the program throughout the year, having spearheaded its launch amid the pandemic
Details: Under the program, the USDA buys fresh produce, dairy, and meat products from farmers and then distributes the food to different organizations and food banks
Making friends: Ivanka was seen chatting to other volunteers as they waited to load the boxes into cars
Watchful eye: A Secret Service agent remained by Ivanka’s side as she loaded up the boxes
‘Grateful to spend the morning this Holiday Season in VA passing out boxes loaded with fresh & nutritious food sourced from local farms.’
Ahead of her visit to the USDA program, which she helped to spearhead, Ivanka took to Instagram to praise its work over the past year, writing: ‘Through our #FarmerstoFamilies Food Box Program 125m boxes of farm fresh produce, meat, and dairy have been delivered to 16,000 food banks, NGOs and faith-based organizations.
‘Farmers to Families has resulted in 3.2 billion meals served to hungry Americans.’
Under the program, which was launched amid the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the USDA buys produce, meat, and dairy products from farmers across the US, before distributing the food to people in need through food banks, NGOs, and religious organizations.
Amidst her busy schedule, Ivanka still found the time to celebrate the first shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which began being distributed on Sunday.
Hours later, a New York ICU nurse became the first person in the US to receive the shot, with Ivanka’s father tweeting: ‘First vaccine administered! Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!’
On point: Despite the wet weather, Ivanka still managed to put on a glamorous show courtesy of her sleek blonde hair and smokey eye look
Saying hello: The First Daughter was also seen chatting to volunteers who were helping to deliver the food to local organizations and families
Proud: Shortly after her visit, Ivanka took to Twitter to share images of her morning
Special delivery: One of the photos showed the First Daughter hand-delivering a box of food to a local woman
Checking things out: She was also pictured touring the program’s base before loading up the cars with food parcels
Holiday spirit: Ivanka wrote on Twitter that she was ‘grateful’ to have spent the time passing out food with the volunteers
Ivanka also marked the milestone on social media, while praising her father for his involvement, writing on her own Twitter account: V Day!!! Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump and all involved in the largest vaccination effort in history! Very soon COVID-19 will be vanquished!’
The First Daughter’s busy Monday comes amid speculation that she is eyeing a run for the Senate in Florida in 2022.
The businesswoman could be set to challenge Marco Rubio in the race after it was reported that she would like a political career of her own after working for her father as an advisor during his presidency.
It comes after it was revealed that she and her husband Jared Kushner have bought a plot of land in Miami.
A source told CNN: ‘Ivanka definitely has political ambitions, no question about it. She wants to run for something, but that still needs to be figured out.’
Florida might offer one potential opportunity for her when Republican Rubio’s seat is up for re-election in 2022.
Essentials: The boxes being distributed by Ivanka contained a variety of produce, dairy, and meat, including chicken meatballs, chicken franks, cheese, milk, and eggs
Safe and sound: Ivanka’s Secret Service detail made sure that the First Daughter had a clear path out to the car
Teamwork: He also stepped in to help Ivanka with the box as she propped it up with her knee
Staying warm: When it started to rain, Ivanka pulled up her hood to keep her hair dry
Rubio was a harsh critic of Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican nomination race but later became a loyal supporter of Trump once he had the won election.
Adam C Smith, former Tampa Bay Times journalist, told the publication: ‘I think she’d be the immediate frontrunner if she ran for US Senate against Rubio, given her father’s popularity in the Sunshine State.’
With Ivanka’s father set to leave the White House in a little more than five weeks, speculation has been rampant about the future of not just the outgoing President but what his influential daughter and son-in-law, who took on roles as senior White House advisers, will do next.
While it was once thought that the couple would return to New York City and resume their pre-White House lives on the Manhattan social scene, reports now suggest that they could relocate elsewhere – with Florida seen as the front-runner for the family’s new home base.
The Kushners have reportedly purchased a $31 million plot of land on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker’, which suggests that they could be preparing to build a house in the warm-weather capital – which is around an 80-minute drive from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
According to Page Six, the couple put money down on a $31.8 million land plot nestled in Indian Creek, a highly exclusive neighborhood that touts beautiful waterfront homes and tons of privacy.
Next move? Speculation is rife that Ivanka (pictured with husband Jared Kushner) will run for the US Senate in Florida in 2022
It comes after The Kushners reportedly purchased a $31million plot of land on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker’
Indian Creek Village holds the reputation as ‘the world’s most exclusive municipality’ with only 34 homes, around 42 residents and its own private 13-person police force
The couple reportedly paid $31 million for Plot 4, which was previously owner by singer Julio Iglesias
The island, found off the coast of Miami, got the nickname ‘Billionaire Bunker’ because of the high-profile residents that have settled onto the island, including model Adriana Lima and billionaire businessman Carl Icahn of New York City.
Indian Creek Village holds the reputation as ‘the world’s most exclusive municipality.’ The island has only 34 homes, around 42 residents and its own private 13-person police force.
The local authorities run patrols around the island on land and an around-the-clock armed marine patrol supervises the waters surrounding the island.
Each home on Indian Creek is built around the perimeter of the island to ensure that all residents have a waterfront view, while the middle is occupied with the luxurious Indian Creek Country Club and a 18-hole golf course.
Indian Creek is only accessible by a single bridge that is guarded by a gatehouse and for every three residents there is one police officer.
Page Six reports that Jared and Ivanka, who have three children together, bought Lot 4 on the Indian Creek, which previously belonged to singer Julio Iglesias, to build their new home.
The island, off the coast of Miami, was nicknamed ‘Billionaire Bunker’ because of the high-profile people who have settled there, from Adriana Lima to billionaire businessman Carl Icahn
Indian Creek is only accessible by a single bridge that is guarded by a gatehouse and for every three residents there is one police officer
The Kushners will live close to Tom Brady and Gisele’s on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker’ with Jared and a stones throw away from Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner
A listing for the plot of land measures it at 1.84 acres with 200 feet of private waterfront. Taxes are reportedly $427,000 a year.
A source told Page Six that the Kushners have viewed numerous properties in Florida as many of their friends have fled New York City for the Sunshine State and the Hamptons.
‘The Kushners have been looking to purchase property in Florida for quite some time, and will also maintain their home in New York,’ the source said.
But the shift away from New York City’s social scene could be in anticipation of an icy reception, with Ivanka’s best friend saying that the return could be ‘difficult.’
The Kushners have spent their time living in the DC’s esteemed Kalorama neighborhood, where they’ve rented a home for $15,000 a month from millionaire Andrónico Luksic.
The couple still owns a New York City apartment on Park Avenue, as well as a cottage at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.