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Federal/State:Federal
Bill:CONG US S 2527 - Improve efficiency of summer meal distribution
Summary:Would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to improve the efficiency of summer meals. Would create seamless summer option for schools by allowing a service institution that is a public or private nonprofit school food authority to provide summer or school vacation food service in accordance with applicable provisions of law governing the school lunch program established under this Act or the school breakfast program established under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. This bill would provide
Sponsor(s):Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Status:
As of 8/19/2014: For status updates, visit the federal legislative website.

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1933 - Let's Grow Act of 2013
Summary:Would provide assistance and opportunity for the creation and support of sustainable agriculture activities in America's cities and to improve access to nutrition in America's cities.
Sponsor(s):Representative Marcia Fudge (D - OH)
Status:
As of 9/19/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
As of 5/20/2013: Introduced, referred to Committees on Agriculture, and Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD SB 821 - Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Summary:Would establish a program to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities by providing loans and grants to eligible healthy food retailers to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved, urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Sponsor(s):Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D - NY)
Status:
As of 5/6/2013: Introduced, read twice, referred to Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 2343 - Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Summary:Would improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities by providing loans and grants to eligible fresh, healthy food retailers to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas.
Sponsor(s):Representative Allyson Schwartz (D - PA)
Status:
As of 7/1/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
As of 6/19/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:CONG HR 4249 - Expand federal programs to reduce child hunger
Summary:Would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to expand and improve Federal programs to reduce child hunger. Amendments would address parameters related to the universal school breakfast program, the national average payment rate for meals, severe need assistance, weekends and holidays without hunger efforts, and providing state grants to provide for summer electronic benefits for children.
Sponsor(s):Ms. Titus, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Cartwright, Ms. Moore, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Polis, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Cardenas, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Deutch, and Mr. Serrano
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.