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H.R. 6112 (115th): Campus Hunger Reduction Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 14, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6112

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2018

(for herself and Mr. Marshall) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make institutions of higher education eligible for assistance for community food projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Campus Hunger Reduction Act of 2018.

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

According to the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, studies indicate that at least 36 percent of four-year college and university students and 42 percent of two-year community college students have experienced food insecurity in 2018.

(2)

Hunger threatens a student’s health, cognitive ability, and economic security.

(3)

Institutions of higher education should strive to collect edible, surplus food from campus-operated dining facilities that would be thrown away and distribute such food to students experiencing hunger.

(4)

Institutions of higher education should partner with local organizations such as regional food banks to reduce hunger and support operation of food pantries on campus.

3.

Assistance for community food projects

Section 25 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2034) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(4)

Institution of higher education

The term institution of higher education has the meaning given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).

; and

(2)

in subsection (c), in the matter before paragraph (1), by inserting an institution of higher education, before or a private.