Food programs for children (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Food Inventories: Inventory Management of Federally Owned and Donated Surplus Foods
RCED-86-11: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
In response to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York inventory management systems to determine whether: (1) the systems ensured that USDA-owned products and special distribution program products provided to the states were properly controlled; and (2) USDA minimized transportation and storage costs.GAO fo...
General Accounting Office's Overview of the Food Stamp Program
126718: Apr 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program's integrity and administration. Program errors continue to cause about $1 billion in overpayments to households that have been declared ineligible or that have received more than they are entitled to. Congress made changes in the program to encourage and facilitate program improvement, although some concerns still remain, incl...
Overview and Perspectives on the Food Stamp Program
RCED-85-109: Published: Apr 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1985.
GAO reviewed five major Food Stamp Program issues, including: (1) program accountability and integrity; (2) program simplification; (3) nutritional adequacy of the program; (4) the interrelationship of the program with other food assistance programs; and (5) program coverage and eligibility requirements.GAO found that program errors continued to sap program resources causing about $1 billion in ov...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Alleged Intervention of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Into Certain Food Stamp Program Activities
HRD-81-16: Published: Oct 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1980.
The Food Research Action Center (FRAC) is a private, nonprofit organization primarily funded by the Community Services Administration (CSA). It also receives financial support from churches and foundations. FRAC uses its funds to help ensure, through advocacy efforts at the national, State, and local levels, that the various Federal food programs work effectively and efficiently to meet the nutrit...
Efforts To Control Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Domestic Food Assistance Programs: Progress Made--More Needed
CED-80-33: Published: May 6, 1980. Publicly Released: May 6, 1980.
The status of corrective actions taken on past GAO recommendations in 17 reports dealing with fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in several food assistance programs administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are reviewed. Information on corrective actions was obtained through interviews with agency officials from USDA headquarters and some regional staffs, and by reference to other pertinen...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...
Reasons for Funding Selected Entitlements Programs by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-46b: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
Three Department of Agriculture (USDA) accounts are funded by no-year appropriations: the Food Stamp Program, Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Food Program. The USDA position is that no-year appropriations for programs funded by these accounts are necessary to maintain program flexibility and that changing to 1-year accounts would not provide Congress with any additional cont...
Food Update, Vol. 3, Issue 1
106214: Apr 1, 1978
This publication presents reports of upcoming conferences and meetings on food and nutrition. It gives the status of legislative action on food programs. It outlines: (1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to relax the rules of its feedgrain set-aside program to help drought-stricken farmers who did not plant their normal corn acreage; (2) meat price escalation; (3) the possibility of...