Today the House of Representatives passed U.S. House Resolution 4719, a tax incentive designed to reduce barriers to donating much-needed, nutritious food to those in need.
St. Mary’s Food Bank President and CEO Beverly Damore applauds today’s passage:
“St. Mary’s Food Bank applauds the passage today of The Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Act (H.R. 4719) by the U.S. House of Representatives, and in particular U.S. Representatives Ron Barber (D-02), Paul Gosar (R-04), Matt Salmon (R-05), David Schweikert (R-06), Trent Franks (R-08), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-09).
The legislation will help St. Mary’s secure much-needed donations of nutritious food for those in need throughout Arizona. Simplifying and expanding the food donation tax legislation reduces barriers to donating and enables St. Mary’s to continue to serve as the ‘grocery store’ for more than 300 other food banks and other nonprofit agencies at more than 400 locations in nine of Arizona’s 15 counties.
We especially thank the Arizona Retailers Association, the Alliance of Arizonan Nonprofits, United Food Bank, and the hundreds of St. Mary’s supporters for contacting our Members urging their support.
St. Mary’s looks forward to working with our Members to enact the bill and with Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain in making the promise of the legislation a reality.”
The resolution will go to the Senate to be voted on next. Watch the Daily Platter for updates.