Good Samaritan Act suporters seek letters to legislators FWD

Tom Boland (
Mon, 18 May 1998 14:05:54 -0700 (PDT)

From: John Fawcett-Long <>
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Subject: Good Samaritan Act
Date: Friday, May 15, 1998 9:41 AM

Citizens' Choice - The WA Sustainable Food and Farming Network (formerly
the WA Sust Agr Network)

A message from Steven Garrett in Tacoma re farmer tax credit for gleaning.

Dear Anti-Hunger and Farm Advocates:

As the tax code stands right now, farmers, supermarkets, restaurants or
other perishable and prepared food donors cannot get a tax benefit for
their donations, but the Good Samaritan Tax Act House Resolution (HR 2450)
can change that .

The proposed legislation, introduced last Fall by Tom Hall (D-OH) and Tom
Campbell (R-CA) would provide full market value for donated food. However,
the bill has languished in the House Ways and Means Committee.

Your calls and letters to House Ways and Means Committee members, Jim
McDermott and Jennifer Dunn could get this important legislation moving.

This is especially important for those of you who live in their disctrict.

This bill would not only help hungry people, but also farmers who receive
no tax benefit for donations to gleaners.

Steven M. Garrett                       Phone:  253.798.3262
Tahoma Food System &            E-mail:
WSU Cooperative Extension     
3049 South 36th, Suite 300              Fax:    253.798.3165
Tacoma, WA 98409-5739

You cannot tell which way the train went by looking at the track.


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