Tax Credit For Food

A number of area farmers are asking questions about a new tax credit now in effect for donating produce to food banks.

That from Outreach for Hunger Executive Director Brenda LeClair, who thinks it will eventually increase the level of donations. She says food bank workers are making sure they get full credit.

“As of January 1, we had started recording any fresh produce that came in from a farmer, from a produce manufacturer, be it meat or vegetables,” she says. “I think it will make a difference as time progresses there are a few coming in now that are aware others we are discussing it with them and let them know about it.”

The new credit is retroactive to the beginning of the year.