Meals on Wheels gets extra help from Sen. Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden spent Monday delivering Meals on Wheels in Eugene. He's currently pushing for the Charity in Act in Senate. He says the act will make it easier for working families to donate to charities. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene’s Meals on Wheels program received some extra help Monday from Sen. Ron Wyden. He went around town delivering hot meals.

Food for Lane County officials put Wyden to work in the River Road area.

Wyden said federal tax reform is likely to be an issue in congress in 2017.

He’s pushing for a bill called the Charity Act to expand donation options to charities and make the system less complex.

“To simplify and make it easier for, particularly, working families to contribute to charities. This program is a lifeline. When you look at what it does for older people, it's out in the neighborhood,” Wyden said.

He said the Charity Act would also protect against scammers who would cheat the tax laws. He’s on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee.

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