This report gives us a historical perspective on why our commodities are distributed in the current fashion:
"The commodity program in schools has two primary objectives. One is to assist U.S.
agricultural producers by buying products under price-support and surplus-removal programs.
The other is to support the school lunch program by providing nutritious, high-quality food to
school children. These two objectives should be met in an effective and efficient manner so that
as much money as possible is used to purchase food and as little as possible is wasted or spent
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.