News release from US Senator Dick Lugar:
Lugar Partners with Grocers for Hoosiers Fighting Hunger Food Drive
Sen. Dick Lugar today announced his partnership with Kroger, Marsh, and Walmart for the 3rd Annual Hoosiers Fighting Hunger state-wide food drive held September 1 through September 30. September is National Hunger Action Month.
“During these tough economic times, many families are facing the fear of not having food on the table each day,” said Lugar. “It is crucial for Hoosiers to donate to food banks year round. I am pleased to partner with Kroger, Marsh and Walmart once again to fight hunger throughout our great state.”
Participants can purchase items at any Kroger, Marsh or Walmart throughout the state and donate them on-site. All donations will go directly to local food banks serving Indiana communities.
Since 2009, the Hoosiers Fighting Hunger Food Drive has collected more than 1,017,000 pounds of food for Hoosiers, equaling more than 782,000 meals.
In 2009, Lugar reintroduced the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Extension Act to make permanent provisions that allow farmers and small business owners to receive a tax deduction for donating food products to food banks, pantries and homeless shelters. Provisions of this bill were temporarily extended in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, but have since expired.
Lugar is also an inaugural member of the Senate Hunger Caucus, which provides a forum for Senators to discuss and debate important hunger issues facing the United States and the rest of our world.
For additional information on the food drive, please visit .