Community Food Program Donation Tax Credit Information Session

Community Food Program Donation Tax Credit Information Session

Apr 29, 2015 | News

The Agapè Centre is hosting an information session for farmers about Ontario’s new Community Food Program Donation Tax Credit.

The Local Food Act, passed in November of 2013 allows food banks and community meal programs, like the Agape Centre, to give Ontario farmers a 25 per cent tax credit based on the fair market value of product that they donate.

Bill 36 is the first of its kind in Canada and aims at providing families with fresher, local, and nutrient filled food.

As a non-profit charity, the Agapè Centre wants to help make it easy for you to donate your products to our food bank, so that we can distribute more fresh foods to people in need.

Erin Lalonde, B.Comm., CPA, CA from Craig Keen Despatie Markell LLP will present, explaining how this incentive benefits farmers, and sharing details from an accounting perspective.

 May 5th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the Agapè Centre (40 Fifth Street West, Cornwall)
Coffee, tea and snacks will be served
For more info or to RSVP: or 613-938-9297 ext. 21


Farmers must meet the following requirements to qualify for the tax credit:

  • Ontario resident at the end of the year
  • You (or partner) carry on the business of farming in Ontario
  • Donated agricultural products to an eligible community food program in Ontario on or after Jan. 1st 2014

What types of products can farmers donate?

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Fish
  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Herbs
  • Honey and maple syrup
  • Or anything else that is grown, raised or harvested on a farm and that may be legally be sold, distributed or offered for sale in Ontario

(Note: Processed products, including pickles, preserves and sausages are not eligible)