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Passed Senate amended (12/08/2006)

Hunger-Free Communities Act of 2006 - Title I: National Commitment to End Hunger - (Sec. 101) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study of major matters relating to the problem of hunger in the United States. Includes in such study: (1) data on hunger and food insecurity; and (2) federal, state, and local measures to achieve domestic hunger goals and hunger-free communities goals.

Requires the Secretary to report to the President and Congress respecting such study.

Title II: Strengthening Community Efforts - (Sec. 201) Directs the Secretary to use up to 90% of funds made available under title III of this Act for grants to eligible entities (as defined by this section) to pay the federal share (not to exceed 80%) of the costs of: (1) community hunger assessments; (2) food distribution, community outreach, or food access improvement; (2) developing new resources and strategies to help reduce hunger; (3) establishing a program to achieve a hunger-free communities goal, and (4) establishing a program to provide food and nutrition services as part of a coordinated community-based comprehensive service.

Gives grant priority to entities meeting specified criteria.

(Sec. 202) Directs the Secretary to use up to 10% of funds made available under title III of this Act for grants to eligible entities (as defined by this section) to pay the federal share (not to exceed 80%) of the training and technical assistance costs of organizations that: (1) work to achieve a domestic hunger goal; (2) work to achieve a hunger-free communities goal; or (3) were recipients of a grant under section 201 of this Act.

Gives grant priority to entities meeting specified criteria.

(Sec. 203) Directs the Secretary to report to Congress by September 30, 2011, respecting grants made under this title.

Title III: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 301) Authorizes FY2006-FY2011 appropriations.