1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Burton (By Request)
Senate Bill 3066
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI MAKE ANY DAILY EXCESS OF CAFETERIA FOOD AVAILABLE TO ALL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR THE NEEDY IN THE AREA; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. For purposes of this act, a food service program for the needy is any government or non-government funded program that provides food to poverty-stricken people who are in need of it (e.g., homeless shelters, the Salvation Army). A daily excess of cafeteria food is any food that has not been used that day by the school cafeteria and will otherwise go to waste.
SECTION 2. Any public school cafeteria in the State of Mississippi must make all excess of cafeteria food available daily to any food service programs in the area who want it.
SECTION 3. When a food service program is in need of obtaining food from a cafeteria they will be responsible for contacting the school and transporting the food to their premises. An equitable share of food for each food service program shall be determined by the school officials.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.