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ACDA Announces New Commodity Breakfast Act and Calls for Support!

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:38 PM
    Message # 5285047
    Brandice Pelfrey (Administrator)

    Policy Update


    The American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) is thrilled that Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) have introduced H.R. 3738, the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017 to provide commodity support for the School Breakfast Program. This bill once enacted will provide schools an additional 6 cents in commodity support for every school breakfast served, adding to the commodity support already provided for every school lunch served, which in turns supports American agriculture.

    ACDA has consistently included support for breakfast commodities as part of its annual legislative priorities, and endorses this bill. It is important that there be a strong demonstration of support for the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017, and for this reason we urge you to contact your own congressional representative to urge him or her to join Congressmen McGovern and Davis as cosponsors of this bill. 

    The website to locate your representative is located at There is a box at the top right next to a map of the US where people can insert their zip code to quickly locate this information.

    Should your representative be willing to cosponsor this bill, please have them contact Caitlin Hodgkins in Rep. McGovern’s office at or Jimmy Ballard in Rep. Davis’ office at

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    The American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) is a non-profit professional association devoted to the improvement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) commodity distribution system. ACDA members include association agencies that distribute USDA commodities; agricultural organizations; recipient agencies, such as schools; industry groups, such as food manufactures and processors; and allied organizations, such as non- profit anti-hunger groups.

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