CHAPTER 453

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE DISTRIBUTION AGENCY FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE NEEDY FAMILIES COMMODITY PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, the State Distribution Agency is the sole Agency responsible to operate the federal food commodity program for needy families in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the State Distribution Agency is authorized to operate the program in accordance with regulations and procedures prescribed by the United States Department of Agriculture to provide for the distribution of all available commodities to eligible needy families; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Agriculture has changed its concept of the needy family commodity program from a supplemental to a total nutritional diet by providing additional commodities and quantities to these eligible needy families; and

WHEREAS, under the new concept it will be necessary to have multiple distributions each month to accomplish the donation of all available commodities to eligible needy families; and

WHEREAS, to accomplish multiple distributions it will be necessary to acquire additional personnel, service, supplies and equipment,

NOW THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of $166,050 is appropriated to the State Distribution Agency for the expansion of the needy family commodity program of Delaware for the balance of fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, as follows:

Salaries & Wages of. Employees (16)

$ 79,600

Salaries & Wages Casual

2,000

Contractual Services

20,800

Supplies & Materials

5,350

Capital Outlay

58,300

 

$166,050

Section 2. This act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Approved August 9, 1968.