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Comment Request – Summer Food Site Locations for State Agencies

Publication Date
FNS Document #
2022-23596
Resource type
Federal Register Documents
Comment Request
Comment Period End Date
Resource Materials

Summary

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this revision of a currently approved information collection. This is an ongoing, voluntary information collection which is used by FNS to update the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse. The data is currently collected on approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) forms.

Abstract

Section 13 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) authorizes the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to provide low-income children with access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Meals meeting federal nutrition guidelines are served at no cost to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP and SSO sites in areas in which at least 50 percent of children are eligible for free and reduced price school meals during the school year. SFSP and SSO sites operate, by design, for a short period during the summer and their locations, hours and days of operations may not be well known to those children who depend on school lunch during the school year. The FNS-905 Summer Food Site Locator will collect this information and make it available to the public. For this revision, the responses and burden hours have increased due to an adjustment in the number of responses submitted per respondent. In addition, $1,713 that was mistakenly reported as part of the annualized respondent capital, start-up, operational, and maintenance costs in the last submission have been removed and are no longer being reported as burden costs.

This is an ongoing, voluntary information collection which is used by FNS to update the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse, which is mandated under Section 26 of the NSLA. FNS collects information about the summer meal sites from state agencies using FNS-905. This form collects the site name, location, and operating details about the summer meal sites, such as dates and times of site operation. This data is then used to populate the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse. The National Hunger Clearinghouse collects, develops, and distributes 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. FNS also uses this information to increase participation in FNS nutrition programs through the development, coordination, and evaluation of strategic initiatives, partnerships, and outreach activities.

Updated: 10/31/2022