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Archives - January 2013

January 31, 2013

Take Action Now-Food Pantry Tax Credit

As you may be aware, the Senate recently voted to approve SB 20, which included renewal of the Food Pantry Tax Credit, although the cap for the credit was reduced from $2 million to $1.25 million. The bill now moves to the House, where we hope we can get the House to approve the credit with the $2 million cap.

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Posted by Chad Higdon, interim executive director - 01/31/13, 09:53 AM

 

January 18, 2013

Do you work in the agriculture industry? If so, we need your help.

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1 in 5. That’s the number of people in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas who are food insecure. While farmers are busy producing food, there has been no easy way for farmers to use their crops to help those struggling in our region. But what if these farmers could just hand part of the crops they grow to the people who need it most? That’s the idea behind Invest an Acre. Now, it’s easy for farmers to be part of the solution to hunger.

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Posted by Aaron Smullin, CSMA, public relations specialist - 01/18/13, 11:49 AM

 

January 10, 2013

Join Second Harvest for the National Day of Service

The 2013 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve?

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Posted by Aaron Smullin, CSMA, public relations specialist - 01/10/13, 11:23 AM

 

January 08, 2013

Fresh Start, Your Community Market is Open for Business

Second Harvest made history on January 7, 2013 as it opened the first nonprofit grocery store associated with a food bank, Fresh Start, Your Community Market.

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Posted by Aaron Smullin, CSMA, public relations specialist - 01/08/13, 10:20 AM

 

January 02, 2013

What does the Fiscal Cliff Agreement Mean for Hunger-Relief?

On January 1, Congress passed an agreement to avert the “Fiscal Cliff” and prevent tax rates from rising on 98% of Americans. As part of the deal, the automatic spending cuts (sequestration) that were scheduled to go into effect on January 1 have been postponed for two months.

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Posted by Aaron Smullin, CSMA, public relations specialist - 01/02/13, 02:16 PM