Food insecurity in our region rose dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Feeding America, there will be approximately a 47% increase in the number of western Massachusetts residents and a 63% increase in the number of western Massachusetts children who will be food insecure by the end of 2020.
Please take a moment to look at the food security bills I have filed this session.
You can also view all bills I’ve co-sponsored this session here.
Encourage Food Donations
SD.385, An Act encouraging the donation of food to persons in need
COVID-19 has caused food insecurity levels to spike in a region where food insecurity was already high. Unfortunately, around 900,000 tons of food ends up in landfills every year in Massachusetts. My bill facilitates the donation of food by extending liability protection in existing law to allow for direct donations of food from individuals or organizations, and allows for a tax credit of up to $2,000 for the donation of food to non-profit organizations.