|Public Act 096-0604
||LRB096 10954 RCE 21210 b
AN ACT concerning finance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Human Services Act is amended
by adding Section 10-65 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1305/10-65 new)
Hunger Relief Fund; grants.
(a) The Hunger Relief Fund is created as a special fund in
the State treasury. From appropriations to the Department from
the Fund, the Department shall make grants to food banks for
the purpose of purchasing food and related supplies. In this
Section, "food bank" means a public or charitable institution
that maintains an established operation involving the
provision of food or edible commodities, or the products of
food or edible commodities, to food pantries, soup kitchens,
hunger relief centers, or other food or feeding centers that,
as an integral part of their normal activities, provide meals
or food to feed needy persons on a regular basis.
(b) Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
including, without limitation, appropriations, gifts,
donations, grants, and awards from any public or private entity
must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys
in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.