Governor Laura Kelly Distributes Food at Mercy and Truth Medical Missions Clinic
~Governor Discusses Kansans Grocery Bill Relief Through “Axe the Food Tax” Legislation~
TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly helped bag and distribute food alongside volunteers of the Church of the Resurrection’s FoodMobile pantry at the Mercy and Truth Medical Mission in Kansas City, Kan. The Governor also toured the clinic and delivered remarks about the importance of eliminating the state’s food tax. This proposal will lower the grocery bill and put money back in the pockets of Kansas families. With this event, the FoodMobile hit a record of helping 57 families. On average, 40 families receive aid through the mobile pantry at every stop.
“Between the high food sales tax and the pandemic-induced inflation that has raised prices on all kinds of goods, it’s no surprise Kansans are struggling,” Governor Laura Kelly said. ”For far too long, Kansans have been paying more for groceries than anyone else in other states. The sales tax on food is bad for families, local grocers and farmers, and our economy. It’s time we Axe the Food Tax.”
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