Congress is working on a package that will expand and make permanent the food donation tax deduction and other charitable tax provisions, and they may vote today or tomorrow. If enacted, this legislation would have a significant impact on our ability to secure more food, particularly produce.
Our goal is to generate phone calls to put pressure on Congress to move the charitable tax extenders this week. This is our last chance before the new Congress, and we need to send a strong message.
Calling Congress is easy! Here’s how:
Just dial Feeding America’s toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
Connect to your representative first, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the food bank you are calling from.
Let them know you are calling about food donation and charitable giving tax legislation and deliver this important message:
As your constituent and supporter of God’s Pantry Food Bank, I am calling you today to ask you to pass the charitable tax extenders before Congress adjourns for the year. This legislation would help ensure that food banks have the food and the funds needed to continue supporting those in need in our community.
4. Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.
Thank you for taking action! Together we can solve hunger in Kentucky.