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.
November 30, 2011 – There are just two days left to save on your registration for SNA’s upcoming Child Nutrition Industry Conference (CNIC)! If you haven’t yet registered, this is your last opportunity to take advantage of the Regular Rate registration deadline. SNA will only accept registrations at the Regular Rate until this Friday, December 2nd. But hurry—after that date, all registrations received will be charged at the Onsite Rate! Please note that the last day you can make your reservation and receive the CNIC discounted room rate is December 23rd.
This annual meeting will be held January 15-17, 2012, at the Omni ChampionsGate Resort, and is your roadmap for navigating the most complex challenges on today’s bumpy school nutrition road. With timely sessions covering kid-consumer trends, personal wellness, meal patterns and the implementation of the pending new regulations, you’ll drive away with a clear sense of direction for the future of your operation. Plus, this conference is a unique opportunity to interact with your school nutrition peers who are experiencing many of the same day-to-day challenges you face in running a successful program.
Highlights of this year’s CNIC will include:
So, what are you waiting for?! Register by December 2nd and get ready to join us next month in Orlando for CNIC 2012!
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