By CITIZEN STAFF
For the third straight year, Franklin County taxpayers can join others across the state in including a donation to the Idaho Food Bank Fund on their income taxes.
The fund makes it possible for nonprofit food providers across the Gem state to request funding for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand capacities and pay for a number of hunger-relief services and programs.
Those range from help to the Fort Hall Food Bank of $1,500 last year and $3,111 for food distribution at the emergency shelter in Pocatello.
Donations in 2012 from 2011 income tax filings were the highest ever, the Idaho Food Bank said. Some 30 grants were awarded worth just under $100,000, up from just under $91,000 the year before and $78,100 during the fund’s first year.
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