Agencies encouraged to donate their leftovers
Starting Thursday, federal agencies and their contractors are strongly encouraged to donate their leftover food to homeless shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens.
The two councils responsible for amending federal contracting rules published their strong encouragement in Thursday's Federal Register, finalizing an interim rule that took effect in March.
The rule calls for agencies and their contractors to "donate apparently wholesome excess food to nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to food-insecure people in the United States." (What? They couldn't just call them "hungry people"?!)
The food donation rule was one of seven amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulations published in Thursday's Register.
And as Elise Castelli of The Federal Times first noted, the new rule is well-timed to the current holiday season. (Even if it means that federal workers are less likely to get their hands on leftover grub from executive meetings, team-building retreats or the holiday parties.)
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| December 10, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
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