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Comment Request: Food Distribution Programs: Renewing Burden Number 0584-0293

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision to a currently approved collection, to prevent a lapse in OMB approval of data collection. This collection allows for Food Distribution Programs, such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to run effectively.

The information reported and the records kept for purposes of review under 7 CFR parts 240, 247, 250, 251, 253, and 254 are used by state and recipient agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), and FNS regional and national offices for the purpose of administering USDA Food Distribution Programs. The programs assist American farmers and people who are food insecure by purchasing commodities and delivering them to state agencies and ITOs that, in turn, distribute them to organizations for use in providing food assistance to those in need. The information collected allows state agencies and ITOs to administer programs that align with their local preferences and gives FNS national and regional offices the ability to ensure programs are complying with program regulations and policies.

Request for Comments

Written comments must be received on or before May 30, 2023.

The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, invites interested persons to submit written comment.

  • Preferred Method: Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Lisa Mays, Food and Nutrition Service, 1320 Braddock Place, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will be a matter of public record.

Page updated: November 16, 2023