A proposed bill named the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Extension Act of 2009 (HR 3227 and S 1313) would extend the deduction that farmers recieve by donating produce to feed the hungry. It is currently being discussed in the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.
Since I live in New York where I walk past hungry people everyday, I think that agriculture producers should really get out in their communities and either volunteer at their local soup kitchen or help donate food to those shelters. It is appropropriate that producers receive tax deductions to do so. New York Farm Bureau (“NYFB”) has an “action alert” on this bill so you are encouraged to write your elected representative. You can find more information here.
While we are on the topic, I am a proud supporter of Hope for New York and the organization is always looking for coats, gloves, dress suits, food and volunteers in NYC.
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