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 collection is a new information collection for the voluntary collection of summer meal site information from state agencies.
This data collection was originally part of OMB control number 0584-0474 National Hunger Clearinghouse Database Forms and now has been transferred to Child Nutrition in order to improve efficiency under form number FNS-905 and a new OMB control number (0584-XXXX) Summer Food Site Locations for 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 and the Seamless Summer Option 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 the summer. The Form FNS-905 may only be completed by state agencies as Summer Sites must be approved by the state agencies before being made public.
The Form FNS-905 is part of requirements found in statute in Section 26 of the National School Lunch Act (NLSA), which mandates that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) enter into a contract with a nongovernmental organization to develop and maintain a national information clearinghouse of 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-543, originally developed to satisfy this statutory requirement, collects information and resources to help build the capacity of emergency food providers to address the immediate needs of struggling families and individuals while promoting self-reliance and access to healthy food. The Form FNS-543a was submitted as an addendum to Form FNS-543. The Form FNS-543 collects information directly from organizations providing other types of assistance; however, the information collected through Form FNS-543a was collected and submitted by the state agencies. Because of this, FNS decided to develop a new form to replace Form FNS-543a. Form FNS-905 was developed for this purpose and may only be submitted by state agencies. The Form FNS-905 collects information about approved summer meal sites. The information from both of these forms populates the National Hunger Clearinghouse, which is a resource for the public to find information about the food safety net.