House Approves Tax Credits for Donations to Food Pantries

1 decade 4 years 2 months ago Thursday, April 20 2006 Apr 20, 2006 Thursday, April 20, 2006 4:32:47 PM CDT April 20, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri taxpayers would be rewarded for donations to food pantries under a bill receiving House approval today. The measure would provide tax credits for donations to food pantries. It's part of an initiative by House Speaker Rod Jetton to expand assistance to food programs that serve the poor. Jetton says food pantries are struggling to keep remain stocked, while the federal food stamp program falls short of meeting the needs of people with low incomes. Last week, the House approved a state supplement of up to $30 per month for people 65 and older who qualify for the federal food stamp program.

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