Leahy to talk up tax deductible food donations

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BURLINGTON, VT. >> Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy plans to visit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to highlight legislation he says will greatly increase food donations.

The Vermont Democrat sponsored the Senate version of the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Act, a House version of which has been included in the newly signed 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

The act will expand and make permanent tax deductions for donated food, which Leahy says will encourage donations of food to anti-hunger program.

Leahy plans to visit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


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