Congresswoman Promotes Tax Deduction Incentive to Combat Food Insecurity

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was in Mishawaka yesterday to promote a tax deduction sought for permanent extension.

According to a press release, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that encourages donations. The bill, also known as the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act permanently extends the deduction for businesses to donate food inventory to local food pantries.

The Hoosier State has a hunger rate of 17-percent.

Walorski says the bill makes it easier for businesses and individuals to support charities. The Congresswoman also commented that it helps lower taxes as well.

The South Bend Republican was joined by the CEO of a Supermarket in Mishawaka to promote the occasion.

Northern Indiana is home to dozens of food pantries. Walorski chairs the Nutrition Subcommittee in the House.