What is ANFP-PAC?

The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals Political Action Committee (ANFP-PAC) is a member-sponsored political action fund which supports Federal congressional candidates who care about the ANFP mission and the work our members do. ANFP-PAC is the tool by which our Association builds its strength in Washington and expands our visibility among elected officials. ANFP-PAC carefully supports those members of Congress who support legislative positions that are favorable to ANFP and its members.

When was ANFP-PAC formed?

Originally launched as the DMA-PAC in 1990, the ANFP-PAC works to ensure ANFP has a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

Who may contribute to ANFP-PAC?

By law, ANFP-PAC may only solicit contributions from ANFP members in the United States who pay dues or have voting privileges. These members include professional, certified, retired, and allied professional members. Special rules apply for pre-professional and corporate partners. Non-citizens who have permanent resident status may contribute to ANFP-PAC. Contributions to ANFP-PAC are entirely voluntary. Eligible donors can download the contribution form here.

How much may I contribute to ANFP-PAC and who do I make my contribution to?

ANFP-PAC may receive up to $5,000 per year from any one individual.  Contributions in excess of $200 must be reported to the Federal Election Commission with the identifiable information requested on the ANFP-PAC Contribution Card. Contributions should be made payable to ANFP-PAC and mailed to:

406 Surrey Woods Drive,
St. Charles, IL 60174

The ANFP-PAC is asking for your two cents...each day for one year. That comes to just a $7.30 contribution. If you would like to contribute click here.

What information does ANFP-PAC need from contributors?

Federal law requires us to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.

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Is my contribution tax deductible?

A donation to ANFP-PAC, although not tax deductible, gives ANFP members a voice in Washington. Your ANFP-PAC donation will help ANFP in its mission to provide optimal safety and nutritional care to our nation’s elderly.

How is my contribution used?

Voting records and positions of prospective recipients of ANFP-PAC funds are carefully reviewed by the ANFP Legislative Committee, ANFP Chief Executive Officer, Legislative Staff Liaison, and the Legislative Counsel, who then decide how to allocate ANFP-PAC funds. Input from ANFP members who know local candidates is welcome and encouraged.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Questions regarding how to support ANFP-PAC, should be directed to Mindy Theesfeld.

ANFP-PAC could not exist without the voluntary contributions of its members.  It is the one way our Association stands united in its support of pro-ANFP political candidates. It always means more to a politician if a substantial contribution is made from an organization representing thousands of members across the country.  ANFP-PAC is a member service of ANFP and is only as effective as the resources contributed by members. 

ANFP-PAC is an important strategic tool that can be used to promote The Safe Food for Seniors Act on Capitol Hill.  It is the voice of ANFP in Washington --  its strength lies in the number of members who contribute.  Stand united by making a voluntary contribution to ANFP-PAC today!


ANFP-PAC is a committee registered with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) and a copy of the ANFP-PAC report is available upon request. Corporate contributions cannot be accepted; only personal contributions can be made to ANFP-PAC. Contributions to ANFP-PAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.