• Dec 14 2017

    Lawmakers are negotiating the future of families at risk of hunger

    The tax plan, also known as H.R. 1, doles out trillions of dollars in generous tax cuts – just not for the families who need the benefit the most. 1 in 8 people in the United States are facing hunger – many of them children and seniors. When so many have so little, we should be...Read More

  • Dec 17 2015

    Last minute action alert!

    The great news is… Thanks to your phone calls and emails, several important legislative priorities — including the America Gives More Act tax deductions for donors and an increase in The Emergency Food Assistance Program Storage and Distribution funds — are part of two massive, end of year legislative packages. But we still need your...Read More

  • Dec 08 2015

    Protect tax deductions for charitable giving

    There are only a few days left for Congress to finish their work for the year, and we have an important opportunity to pass tax legislation that would bring billions of meals into the national food banking network. Right now, Congress is working on a tax package that would renew or make permanent several expiring...Read More

  • Feb 13 2015

    U.S. House Votes to Help Food Donors

    Dear Food Bank advocates, This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015 (H.R. 644) – and it wouldn’t have been possible without the strong advocacy efforts of people like you. Last year a similar bill was defeated in the House by just a few votes. Our continued advocacy is...Read More

  • Feb 05 2015

    One Phone Call Can Save Three Charitable Tax Incentives

    Join advocates from across the U.S. in urging your member of Congress to support tax deductions for food donors. This bill helps food donors. A bill (H.R. 644) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would expand and make permanent three charitable tax incentives, including a tax deduction for food donors....Read More

  • Dec 18 2014

    U.S. Congress just made 2 decisions affecting food banks

    Here’s what happened.   1. The U.S. Senate and House passed a budget bill which will fund federal departments and agencies through September 2015. The good news for food banks: Funding remains the same for current Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP/ Senior Box) caseloads, with additional funds to support 7 additional states to implement the program. What...Read More

  • Dec 08 2014

    Please help our food donors!

    Join food bank supporters from across the U.S. We’re asking you to join us for national call-in days today and tomorrow to protect and strengthen food donation tax deductions.   How do food donation tax deductions help the Food Bank? This bill would make permanent food donation tax deductions that benefit many of our donors and...Read More