H.R. 1395: Weekends Without Hunger Act

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dina Titus
Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5012 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 08, 2010

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish a weekend and holiday feeding program to provide nutritious food to at-risk school children on weekends and during extended school holidays during the school year.

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Cosponsors
18 cosponsors (18D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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3/21/2013--Introduced.
Weekends Without Hunger Act - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture, subject to the availability of appropriations, to implement a pilot program providing commodities, on a competitive basis, to nonprofits for the provision of nutritious food to at-risk school children on weekends and during extended school holidays during the school year.
(At-risk school children are those who participate in the school lunch program and reside in an area served by a school in which at least 50% of the students receive free or reduced price meals under the school lunch or breakfast programs.)
Includes elementary and secondary schools, school food authorities, food banks or pantries, homeless shelters, and other Secretary-approved emergency feeding agencies as eligible nonprofit recipients of such commodities.
Requires commodity recipients to satisfy safe food storage, handling, and delivery standards established by the Secretary.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) complete an interim evaluation of the pilot program by November 30, 2016, and (2) submit a final report to Congress by December 31, 2018, that contains an evaluation of such program and any recommendations the Secretary may have for legislative action.
Authorizes appropriations for the pilot program.

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