Text: H.R.2706 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/14/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2706


To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to clarify that charitable organization officials may receive food donations from schools under the food donation program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2019

Mr. Castro of Texas (for himself and Mr. Taylor) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to clarify that charitable organization officials may receive food donations from schools under the food donation program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Feeding Hungry Students in Schools Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Food donation by schools through charitable organization officials.

Section 9(l) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(l)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by inserting “, including from a fundraiser or charitable food drive, or” after “any food”;

(B) by striking “general.—Each” and inserting the following: “general.—

“(A) FOOD DONATIONS PERMISSIBLE.—Each”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) DONATIONS THROUGH CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—Each school participating in the school lunch program under this Act may donate the food described in subparagraph (A) to a charitable organization through a charitable organization official who is directly affiliated with the school and the local educational agency serving such school.

“(ii) ANNUAL FOOD SAFETY TRAINING.—A charitable organization official may not receive donated food pursuant to this subparagraph unless such charitable organization official has received a food safety certification, or other applicable certification, from the State health department in the State such food is donated in.

“(C) USE OF SCHOOL CAMPUS.—The food donated by a school pursuant to this paragraph may be received, stored, and distributed on the campus of such school.

“(D) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL DEFINED.—In this paragraph, the term ‘charitable organization official’ means a person who has a memorandum of understanding with a charitable organization to receive food donations on behalf of such organization.”; and

(2) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting “, including guidance with respect to donations through charitable organization officials under paragraph (1)(B).” after “necessary”.


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