Mississippi’s food banks could soon see a boost in donations thanks to a tax incentive bill currently making its way through the state legislature.
House Bill 1723 would authorize tax credits for businesses that make contributions to the food banks, providing much-needed relief in the face of supply chain and inflation issues that have made it more difficult to keep food banks stocked.
The Mississippi Food Network is just one of many organizations hoping to see the bill passed, with representatives noting that the extra funding could help purchase more food and get it to the people who need it.
The bill has already passed the house unanimously and is now with the Senate’s finance committee.
The deadline for a decision is Tuesday, March 14th.