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Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Tackle Hunger Through Wild Game Donations

Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the Wild Game Donation Act – legislation to provide hunters with charitable deductions for the costs associated with donating wild game, such as deer and moose. This legislation also provides a tax deduction for meat processors participating in food donation programs, helping to protect against the use of spoiled and unsafe meat. Original cosponsors of this legislation include Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Bruce Westermann (R-AR).

“There is no better place for hunting and fishing than in my home state of Alaska. Despite our state’s great abundance of game, too many children and families don’t know where their next meal will come from,” said Congressman Don Young. “This bill is a step in the right direction to tackle the food insecurity faced by families in Alaska and across our nation. Many of my fellow sportsmen stand ready to help fill the food banks that are essential to the well-being of countless Americans. Twelve million children and seven million seniors struggle with hunger – their fight should be the fight of Congress. I’ll keep working with my friends on both sides of the aisle to help turn the tide in the fight against hunger.”

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