Stimulating Canada’s Charitable Sector: A Tax Incentive Plan for Charitable Food Donations

There is currently no tax incentive, at the federal or provincial level, recognizing charitable donations of food by manufacturers, importers, distributors or retailers to food banks in Canada. Unsold food is treated the same, from a taxation perspective, whether it is thrown into a landfill or donated to a food bank. This document lays out a simple tax proposal that will remedy this situation and stimulate charitable donations of essential food to food banks across Canada – increasing the amount of food available to the 900,000 Canadians accessing food banks each month.

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