Food bank reports donation shortfall - Tucson News Now

Food bank reports donation shortfall

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona says it is coming up short in monetary donations as it nears the end of the year.

According to a news release, the food bank is $400,000 short in November donations.

"In addition to this shortfall, we are seeing an increase of 10% in the demand of food boxes," said Bill Carnegie, Food Bank President/CEO. "It's a difficult situation and we hope the community can help."

If you'd like to help, go to www.communityfoodbank.org and click on "Donate."  Donations may also be made by calling (520) 882-3296. 

A dollar-for-dollar state tax credit is available for those who itemize, up to $200 for a single filer and up to $400 for joint filers.

For every dollar donated, the Community Food Bank can distribute nearly $9 worth of food. 

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