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Governor signs Food Pantry Bill

Governor Blunt signed legislation today that gives an added incentive for Missourians to donate to food pantries. Michele Skalicky reports.

Donors to food pantries could save more on their taxes next year. Governor Blunt today signed legislation creating a state income tax credit for contributions of food or money to groups that feed the poor.

Denise Gibson, Director of Development and Communications for Ozarks Food Harvest, says she's not yet sure how the legislation will help that agency

But she's excited about the impact this could have on hunger in Missouri

Under the newly-signed bill, contributors to food pantries could receive up to 25-hundred dollars a year in tax credits. The total amount of tax credits awarded in the program would be limited to 2 million dollars a year.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.