Food Distribution

Value of Donated Foods Notices

Last Modified: 11/22/2013

This page provides links to current and prior year Federal Register /sites/default/files announcing the national average value of donated foods for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

  • SY 2014 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 is 23.25 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.
  • SY 2013 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 is 22.75 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2012 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 is 22.25 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2011 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 is 20.25 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2010 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 is 19.50 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2009 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 is 20.75 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2008 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 was 18.75 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP.  
  • SY 2007 Value of Donated Foods - The "corrected" per-meal value of donated foods from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 is 17.00 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP. (Note: there are no "commodity only" schools as in past years).

(Note: This is a correction to the commodity meal rate of 16.75 cents which was originally published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 17, 2006, Vol. 71, No. 136.)  

  • SY 2006 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 was 17.50 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP; and 39.50 cents for commodity only schools.  
  • SY 2005 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 was 17.25 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP; and 38.25 cents for commodity only schools.  
  • SY 2004 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 was 15.75 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP; and 36.75 cents for commodity only schools.  
  • SY 2003 Value of Donated Foods - The national average rate for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 was 15.25 cents for NSLP schools and CACFP; and 35.25 cents for commodity only schools.