November 11, 2014
by Diana Carranza

National Call-In Day for HR 4719: Nov. 12

November 11, 2014
by Diana Carranza

HR4719

Now that the election is over, Congress will return to Washington to finish its remaining business. High on the priority list for both parties will be extending several expiring tax provisions to be high. Our goal is to ensure that the food donation tax deduction (HR 4719) is included in the final package that Congress puts together. HR 4719 would provide tax incentives for farmers and businesses to donate food to charitable organizations like NTFB – not only helping us get more food to those who need it, but also helping to prevent good food from being wasted!  We need to show Congress that NTFB, our Partner Agencies, and donors support this legislation and articulate the positive impact it will have on our ability to serve those in need in our community.

On Wednesday, November 12, we are partnering with Feeding America on a National Call-In Day to mobilize support for the food donation tax deduction.  Your voice will be critical to the success in getting this legislation passed. 

Calling Congress is easy!  Here’s how:

1. Just dial Feeding America’s toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
2. Once you are connected to your senators first, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.
3. Let them know you are calling about food donation tax legislation and deliver this important message:

Senator/Representative, please include the America Gives More Act (HR 4719) in tax legislation this year.  The legislation improves tax incentives for food donation and would help farmers, small businesses, and other donors to donate more food to food banks and other local charities.  We waste 70 billion pounds of food in this country, and yet nearly 47 million Americans are turning to food banks for help.  You can help the North Texas Food Bank and others get more food to those in need in our community by passing food donation legislation before the end of the year.    

Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.

Thanks for your support North Texas!

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HR4719

Now that the election is over, Congress will return to Washington to finish its remaining business. High on the priority list for both parties will be extending several expiring tax provisions to be high. Our goal is to ensure that the food donation tax deduction (HR 4719) is included in the final package that Congress puts together. HR 4719 would provide tax incentives for farmers and businesses to donate food to charitable organizations like NTFB – not only helping us get more food to those who need it, but also helping to prevent good food from being wasted!  We need to show Congress that NTFB, our Partner Agencies, and donors support this legislation and articulate the positive impact it will have on our ability to serve those in need in our community.

On Wednesday, November 12, we are partnering with Feeding America on a National Call-In Day to mobilize support for the food donation tax deduction.  Your voice will be critical to the success in getting this legislation passed. 

Calling Congress is easy!  Here’s how:

1. Just dial Feeding America’s toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
2. Once you are connected to your senators first, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.
3. Let them know you are calling about food donation tax legislation and deliver this important message:

Senator/Representative, please include the America Gives More Act (HR 4719) in tax legislation this year.  The legislation improves tax incentives for food donation and would help farmers, small businesses, and other donors to donate more food to food banks and other local charities.  We waste 70 billion pounds of food in this country, and yet nearly 47 million Americans are turning to food banks for help.  You can help the North Texas Food Bank and others get more food to those in need in our community by passing food donation legislation before the end of the year.    

Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.

Thanks for your support North Texas!

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