Thursday, April 9, 2015
SUMMER MEALS LEGISLATION PROPOSED
The Summer Meals Act of 2015 (S. 613 / H.R. 1728), introduced by Senators Gillibrand and Murkowski and Representatives Young and Larsen, would strengthen, protect, and expand access to the Summer Nutrition Programs. The bill proposes to: (1) improve the area eligibility test to allow community‐based organization to participate if 40 percent of the children in the area eligible for free or reduced‐price meals, (2) allow local government agencies and private nonprofit organizations to feed children year‐round through the Summer Food Service Program, (3) provide funding for transportation grants to fund innovative approaches and mobile meal trucks, and (4) allow all sites to serve a third meal.
Source: Food Research and Action Center, 3/31/15, Summer Meals