food banks

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A 2015 survey found that 1 in 3 Wichita State University students has admitted to skipping a meal because they couldn’t afford to buy food. Now, the school is expanding its free food pantry in order to serve more students.

A committee in the U.S. Senate will consider legislation co-sponsored by Senator Jerry Moran and aimed at using tax credits to increase donations to food banks. The legislation would expand tax credits for businesses that donate food.

The credit is only allowed for certain businesses, but has been temporarily expanded to other businesses until the end of this year. The bill would make that expansion permanent, and make farmers eligible to use the credit.