Food Donation Tax Incentives

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Tax Deductions for Food Donation

Now is a great time to donate food- not only so everyone can eat well for the holidays, but also to claim a tax deduction on your personal or business income tax from 2019! Any charitable contribution to eligible organizations (non-profits, churches, educational institutions and other charity organizations) can reward a tax deduction. Make sure to ask for receipts for the donations.

To avoid wasting food that could be donated, visit to find storage and purchasing advice.

For more information on food donation regulations and where to donate food locally, visit To see the IRS information on tax deductions for charitable contributions, click the link. Contact the Rutland County Solid Waste District for technical assistance and facts about food donation and disposal: (802) 775-7209.

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