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Governor Blunt signed legislation today that gives an added incentive for Missourians to donate to food pantries. Michele Skalicky reports.
Donors to food pantries could save more on their taxes next year. Governor Blunt today signed legislation creating a state income tax credit for contributions of food or money to groups that feed the poor.
Denise Gibson, Director of Development and Communications for Ozarks Food Harvest, says she's not yet sure how the legislation will help that agency
But she's excited about the impact this could have on hunger in Missouri
Under the newly-signed bill, contributors to food pantries could receive up to 25-hundred dollars a year in tax credits. The total amount of tax credits awarded in the program would be limited to 2 million dollars a year.