Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, 35180 [2017-15971]

Download as PDF 35180 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices Dated: July 20, 2017. Jessica Shahin, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15899 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DATES: Effective date: July 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly Fairfield, Program Analyst, Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594, or telephone (703) 305– 2680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice was not reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2017 Through June 30, 2018 This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 23.25 cents for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price Index increased by 0.98 percent from 201.77 for March, April, and May of 2016, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 203.76 for the same three months in 2017. When computed on the basis of unrounded data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting national average for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 will be 23.25 cents per meal. This is an increase of one quarter of a cent from the school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Dated: July 13, 2017. Jessica Shahin, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-15971]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 
2017 through June 30, 2018

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the national average value of donated 
foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be 
provided in school year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) for 
each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions 
participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

DATES: Effective date: July 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly Fairfield, Program Analyst, 
Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22302-1594, or telephone (703) 305-2680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are listed in the Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are 
subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires 
intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials.
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). 
This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. 
This notice was not reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
under Executive Order 12866.

National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 
2017 Through June 30, 2018

    This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the 
Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance 
to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents 
per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to 
annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a 
three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in 
Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price 
Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of 
donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches 
shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. 
Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of 
donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR 
part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) 
shall be 23.25 cents for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
    The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery 
products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and 
vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the 
relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 
value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual 
percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for 
March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price 
Index increased by 0.98 percent from 201.77 for March, April, and May 
of 2016, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 203.76 for 
the same three months in 2017. When computed on the basis of unrounded 
data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting 
national average for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 will 
be 23.25 cents per meal. This is an increase of one quarter of a cent 
from the school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) rate.

    Authority:  Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 
U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)).

    Dated: July 13, 2017.
Jessica Shahin,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-15971 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
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