School Food Recovery Act

On March 9, 2009, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced H.R. 1403, the School Food Recovery Act, which requires schools participating in the school lunch program to donate any food not consumed to local food banks or charitable organizations. Wolf claims that despite the 1993 Good Samaritan Act, which protects donors who give to food banks in good faith from all liability, many school districts have been unwilling to donate excess food, primarily due to administrative resistance and a misperception that federal regulation doesn’t allow it. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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