Discussion this month: Farm to People Panel: Farm to School, Affordable CSA’s, Farmer/Food Bank Tax Break
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Hear from 3 panelists on three of the ways Central New York farmers can provide fresh food to low income people and get paid! Join
- Missy Knowles, the Food Sourcing Manager from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier: Beginning with tax year 2018, a refundable credit is available for eligible farmers that makes a qualified donation or is the owner of a business entity that makes a qualified donation to an eligible food pantry operating in New York. The credit equals 25% of the fair market value (FMV) of qualified donations made to any eligible food pantry operating in New York during the tax year, not to exceed $5,000.
- Erin Summerlee, Director, Food & Health Network: Theres’a new farm to school reimbursement incentive in NYS that says if schools spend 30% of their school lunch budget on food grown and processed in NY they can receive an additional $0.19/meal from NY. Right now they receive $0.06/meal from NY (in addition to federal funds). The hope is that this generates more demand from schools for local products, and gives them additional financial resources to purchase from local producers.
- Liz Karabinakis, Director of Healthy Food for All and a TBD participating farmer: HFFA works with farmers to people with limited income CSA shares via their subsidized CSA program. This is a unique opportunity for WIC and Food Stamp eligible households to purchase an organic share at half the regular cost.
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