In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for the voluntary collection of summer meal site information from state agencies.
The Form FNS-905: Summer Food Site Locations for State Agencies is the instrument used to voluntarily collect information from state agencies about approved summer meal sites for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program. The form collects site name, location, and operating details, such as dates and times of the day that the sites are in operation, that provide summer meals to children 18 years and younger in low income communities during summer operations. The Form FNS-905 may only be completed by state agencies.
The Form FNS-905 is part of requirements found in statute in Section 26 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 USC 1769g), which mandates that FNS enter into a contract with a nongovernmental organization to develop and maintain a national information clearinghouse for grassroots organizations working on hunger, food, nutrition, and other agricultural issues, including food recovery, food assistance and self-help activities to aid individuals to become self-reliant, and other activities that empower low-income individuals. The Form FNS-905 is specific to summer meal site data and populates the National Hunger Clearinghouse database with summer meals site information and locations. The USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse is a resource for the public to find information about the food safety net. Information collection activities associated with the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse and its associated FNS-543 form, National Hunger Clearinghouse Database Form, are covered under OMB Control number 0584-0474, which is approved through April 30, 2025. This notice is only soliciting comments on the collection of summer meals site information from state agencies via the Form FNS-905 that is approved under this collection.
FNS also provides information about approved meal sites for individuals to find meals for children when school is out, and for groups that assist these low income individuals or communities to find meals for children in the summer. The information provides an innovative way to connect families to meals during summer operations, and assists communities in the development, coordination, and evaluation of strategic initiatives, partnership, and outreach activities.
A proposed change in the frequency of responses since the last submission is expected to increase the burden hours for this collection from 53 to 73 hours annually. In addition, FNS is removing $1,713 in capital, start-up, operational, and maintenance costs during this revision. While preparing this notice, FNS determined that the $1,713 costs were hourly respondent costs rather than capital, start-up, operational, or maintenance costs. While capital, start-up, operational, and maintenance costs are reported as part of the burden inventory for the collection, the hourly respondent costs are not reported in this manner. Therefore, FNS is removing these costs during this revision.