Emotion will Fuel Passage of SF439
In case you missed the recent press coverage of the debate at the capitol earlier this week, click here to link to the Des Moines Register coverage. After 75 minutes of debate, The Iowa Senate passed Senate File 439 that would provide state support to the eight Food Banks serving Iowa. This legislation will also provide tax credits for individuals who wish to donate consumable food to agencies.
As was displayed in the senate chambers on Tuesday, hunger is an emotional issue. There are over 408,000 food insecure Iowans. One in five children in Iowa do not consume enough food to lead a healthy active lifestyle. It is time we change this.
The Food Bill at the capitol – SF439 has passed the Senate with split republican support. We now need your passion and emotions to help us push this bill through the House! It will take everyone. Combating hunger is a statewide effort that requires a public-private partnership – together we can make a difference!
Call your Representative today and ask them to support SF439 – because we can’t afford to have Iowans struggling to get food on their tables.
Written by Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association