§ 10. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
“At-risk populations” means populations including but not limited to families with children receiving
aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code, households receiving federal
supplemental security income payments, households with incomes at or below 185% of
the poverty guidelines updated annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services under authority of Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act of 1981, recipients of emergency food, elderly persons or persons
with disabilities, homeless persons, unemployed persons, and families and persons
residing in rural households who are at risk of nutritional deficiencies.
“Secretary” means the Secretary of Human Services.
“Food assistance programs” means programs including but not limited to the food stamp program, school breakfast
and lunch programs, child care food programs, summer food service programs, the special
supplemental programs for women, infants and children, congregate meal programs, and
home-delivered meal programs.
“High-risk area” means any county or urban area where a significant percentage or number of those
potentially eligible for food assistance programs are not participating in such programs.
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