H.R.540 - Summer Food Service Rural Expansion Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.540 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (01/14/2009)
Summer Food Service Rural Expansion Act - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act with respect to the summer food service programs for children in service institutions (e.g., schools and summer camps).
Revises the condition limiting eligibility to institutions conducting a regularly scheduled food service for children from areas in which poor economic conditions exist (i.e., where at least 50% of the children meet eligibility requirements for certain free or reduced price school meals.)
Eliminates the special 2005 and 2006 exemption from this requirement for rural areas in Pennsylvania which lowers the threshold eligibility to areas where at least 40% of the children meet eligibility requirements for free or reduced price school meals.
Applies such 40% threshold to rural areas of all states and makes it permanent.