Value of Donated Foods SY2016-17 Announced


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has announced the national average value of donated foods from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP and per lunch and supper under the CACFP is 23 cents. This is a decrease of three quarters of a cent from SY2015-16. This decrease reflects changes in the average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April and May.

View a preview of the Federal Register notice here.

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