New Law Helps Bend Food Bank | Bent
Search
Settings

Your support for independent local news is important.

The Source Weekly has been Central Oregon’s locally owned news outlet for over 23 years. We have always been the definition of "support local." Our success in navigating this new world is tied to the success we experience in pulling together for the common good.

Quality local journalism takes a group of dedicated reporters passionate about democracy and open government. This story is the result of our hard work, and in normal times, the result of the support of the advertisers in Central Oregon. In the age of COVID-19, however, that support has taken a hit—but that’s where you come in.

Before you read on, we ask you to consider becoming a member of our Source Insider membership program at bendsource.com/insider.

Support Us Here

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Law Helps Bend Food Bank

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden told volunteers at Bend's Giving Plate that new tax laws he authored will help them provide more meals for those who need food assistance in Central Oregon.  The legislation which passed in December expands and makes permanent charitable deductions for those who donate to food banks in Oregon and nationwide.  

"Oregonians who need food assistance and the people working so hard to help them deserve a tax policy that supports this lifeline for children and families to the fullest," said Wyden.  Bend's Giving Plate opened in 2010 and has served over 2.5 million pounds of food in Central Oregon.  The Food Bank serves 20,000 Central Oregonians every month.  

Wyden says the legislation will also encourage more consistent food donations throughout the year - rather than at the end of the year - because the legislation provides them the certainty of permanent and expanded deductions. 
click to enlarge Senator Wyden touring Bend's Giving Plate, a food bank serving 20,000 monthly. -
  • Senator Wyden touring Bend's Giving Plate, a food bank serving 20,000 monthly.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

More by Brian Jennings

Latest in Bent

© 2020 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation