(105 ILCS 5/2-3.189)
School unused food sharing plan.
School districts shall incorporate a food sharing plan for unused food into their local wellness policy under Section 2-3.139. The food sharing plan shall focus on needy students, with the plan being developed and supported jointly by the district's local health department. Participants in the child nutrition programs, the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) shall adhere to the provisions of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as well as accompanying guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Food Donation Program, to ensure that any leftover food items are properly donated in order to combat potential food insecurity in their communities. For the purpose of this Section, "properly" means in accordance with all federal regulations and State and local health and sanitation codes.
(Source: P.A. 102-359, eff. 8-13-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)