[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 7750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02255]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for 
Fiscal Year 2013

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the 
Department expects to make available for donation to States for use in 
providing nutrition assistance to the needy under the Emergency Food 
Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The foods made 
available under this notice must, at the discretion of the State, be 
distributed to eligible recipient agencies (ERAs) for use in preparing 
meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.

DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Fiala, Policy Branch, Food 
Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1594 or 
telephone (703) 305-2662.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    In accordance with the provisions set forth in the Emergency Food 
Assistance Act of 1983 (EFAA), 7 U.S.C. 7501, et seq., and the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. 2036, the Department makes foods 
available to States for use in providing nutrition assistance to those 
in need through TEFAP. In accordance with section 214 of the EFAA, 7 
U.S.C. 7515, 60 percent of each State's share of TEFAP foods is based 
on the number of people with incomes below the poverty level within the 
State and 40 percent on the number of unemployed persons within the 
State. State officials are responsible for establishing the network 
through which the foods will be used by ERAs in providing nutrition 
assistance to those in need and for allocating foods among those ERAs. 
States have full discretion in determining the amount of foods that 
will be made available to ERAs for use in preparing meals and/or for 
distribution to households for home consumption.
    The types of foods the Department expects to make available to 
States for distribution through TEFAP in FY 2013 are described below.

Surplus Foods

    Surplus foods donated for distribution under TEFAP are Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC) foods purchased under the authority of section 
416 of the Agricultural Act of 1949, 7 U.S.C. 1431 (section 416) and 
foods purchased under the surplus removal authority of section 32 of 
the Act of August 24, 1935, 7 U.S.C. 612c (section 32). The types of 
foods typically purchased under section 416 include dairy, grains, 
oils, and peanut products. The types of foods purchased under section 
32 include meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, dry beans, juices, and 
fruits.
    Approximately $274.5 million in surplus foods acquired in FY 2012 
are being delivered to States in FY 2013. These foods include beans 
(dried, canned), blueberries, carrots, catfish, chicken (leg quarters, 
thighs/drumsticks), cranberry sauce, grape juice, lamb (leg, shoulder), 
mixed fruit, orange juice, peaches, pears, pork (canned, frozen), 
potatoes, and tomatoes (diced, juice, sauce). Other surplus foods may 
be made available to TEFAP throughout the year. The Department would 
like to point out that food acquisitions are based on changing 
agricultural market conditions; therefore, the availability of foods is 
subject to change.

Purchased Foods

    In accordance with section 27 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
2008, 7 U.S.C. 2036, the Secretary is directed to purchase $265.75 
million worth of foods in FY 2013 for distribution through TEFAP. These 
foods are made available to States in addition to those surplus foods 
which otherwise might be provided to States for distribution under 
TEFAP.
    For FY 2013, the Department anticipates purchasing the following 
foods for distribution through TEFAP: dehydrated potatoes, dried plums, 
raisins, frozen ground beef, frozen whole chicken, frozen ham, frozen 
turkey roast, blackeye beans, garbanzo beans, great northern beans, 
light red kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, pinto beans, egg mix, 
shell eggs, lowfat bakery mix, egg noodles, white and yellow corn 
grits, spaghetti, macaroni, oats, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, brown 
and white rice, whole grain rotini, whole grain macaroni, whole grain 
spaghetti, vegetable oil, ultra high temperature fluid 1 percent milk, 
bran flakes, corn flakes, oat cereal, rice cereal, corn cereal, and 
corn and rice cereal; the following canned items: green beans, blackeye 
beans, kidney beans, refried beans, vegetarian beans, carrots, cream 
corn, whole kernel corn, peas, sliced potatoes, pumpkin, spaghetti 
sauce, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, 
mixed vegetables, tomato soup, vegetable soup, cream of chicken and 
mushroom soups, apricots, applesauce, mixed fruit, peaches, pears, 
beef, beef stew, chicken, pork, and salmon; and the following bottled 
juices: apple, cherry apple, cran-apple, grape, grapefruit, orange, and 
tomato. The amounts of each item purchased will depend on the prices 
the Department must pay, as well as the quantity of each item requested 
by the States. Changes in agricultural market conditions may result in 
the availability of additional types of foods or the non-availability 
of one or more types listed above.

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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