H.R.1720 - Local School Foods Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 04/24/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1720 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/24/2013)
Local School Foods Act of 2013 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct a pilot program under which the Secretary will give up to five participating states the option of receiving a grant in an amount equal to the value of the USDA-provided commodities that the participating state would otherwise receive for each of FY2014-FY2018.
States that a grant shall be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions that participate in the food service programs under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.