We are committed to improve the USDA Food Distribution Program on behalf of all stakeholders and we welcome your participation in this important effort. ACDA is the communication link between agriculture, industry, government and the customer (recipient agencies) and the collective voice for policy decisions impacting food distribution programs. We work hard to identify, monitor, and address issues that impact USDA Food Distrbution programs. ACDA has and will continue to affect improvements in legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that affect your programs.

We Need Your Help! Responses Due by April 5, 2017

ACDA members and supporters are asked to take action to support our position and comments in response to the proposed rule entitled "Part 250 - Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its Jurisdiction". 

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What you need to do: 

At a minimum, please email the following statement: I support the ACDA comments.

HOW to submit:

The Food and Nutrition Service invites interested persons to submit comments on this proposed rule. You may submit comments, identified by RIN number 0584–AE38, by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: 

Go to

Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.


Send comments to

Include RIN number 0584–AE38 in the subject line of the message.

Kiley Larson, Program Analyst
Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 500
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594.

Hand Delivery or Courier: 

Deliver comments to the above address.

Legislative Issues Alert - Coming Soon! 

In early 2017 ACDA will introduce Legislative Issues Alert email subscription. This subscription is designed to keep interested individuals abreast of important Federal and State policies that may impact your programs. Be sure to subscribe below to receive the invitation to follow these alerts.

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