Changes to Law Allow Schools to Donate Excess Cafeteria Food to Local Food Banks
Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) has written a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter in support of the recent passage of the minibus and language regarding excess cafeteria food donations. The recently-enacted appropriations minibus included language amending the school lunch program to allow schools to donate excess cafeteria food to local food pantries. Rep. Wolf and Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI) have been supportive of this effort for many years and are hopeful that more food will be donated to local food banks from area school cafeterias. In his letter, Rep. Wolf also reinforces the fact that the donations are covered by the Good Samaritan Act and are protected from liability from liability.
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