Raising funds for food banks is easy during tax season. You can help bring dollars to your food bank by telling California taxpayers about the opportunity to use their state income tax return to send money to the Emergency Food for Families Fund. Help us make this year's number the best by encouraging your supporters to make a donation.
Why was this fund created?
The Fund was established in 1998 to support California food banks. Since that time, the Fund has raised millions of dollars. The program uses an existing infrastructure managed by the California Department of Social Services to efficiently distribute federal TEFAP food, disaster food, and private tax check-off contributions donated through the Emergency Food for Families Fund to all 58 counties.
In December 2016, State Senator Robert M. Hertzberg introduced Senate Bill 61, which continues the Emergency Food for Families Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund on state personal income tax returns until the end of 2025.
How can you help?
The biggest way that food banks can assist the Emergency Food for Families Fund is to promote the voluntary tax contribution opportunity. By letting your constituents know about the option to make a donation, the fund will benefit, and CAFB has simplified this by creating a toolkit.
- Promotional videos to share in emails, on websites, and in social media.
- Press release template: http://www.cafoodbanks.org/sites/default/files/tax%20check%20off%20press%20release.docx
- Blog post to share:
- Memes to share (right-click on the image to save and feel free to add your logo):
- Tweets (click to post):
- Fun tax-related GIPHYS to use in social media or emails:
Photo by Kasey Samuel Adams.