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house Bill H.R. 1720

Local School Foods Act of 2013

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      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    IntroducedApril 24th, 2013

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Local School Foods Act of 2013

Official Title

To conduct a pilot program in support of efforts to increase the amount of purchases of local fresh fruits and vegetables for schools and service institutions by giving certain States the option of receiving a grant from the Secretary of Agriculture for that purpose instead of obtaining commodities under Department of Agriculture programs.


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.

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