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Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

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This notice announces the value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu thereof to be provided in the 1999 school year for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or by commodity only schools and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(e), 14(f) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 USC 1755(e), 1762a(f), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(e)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to states for each lunch served in NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(e)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments as of July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three- month average value of the Price Index for Food Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year. Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 14.75 cents for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999.

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