Food for Thought

by Abigail Solazzo

We are in full swing of ANFP chapters meetings season. Along with education and networking, many chapters conduct a fundraising event during the meeting. Chapters fundraise for various reasons, but each does so with the purpose to support and benefit our members and organization. As each chapter works very hard on fundraising efforts, we want to be sure those efforts are not in vain. With that said, we want to be sure we are in compliance with federal guidelines when it comes to fundraising and donations, specifically those related to PAC. Below is a friendly reminder of our PAC donation policies, which were implemented to ensure each dollar raised is reported correctly.

By law (the Federal Election Campaign Act), ANFP members are eligible to make contributions to the association’s Political Action Committee, ANFP-PAC. Members include professional, certified, retired, and allied professional members.

All donations (contributions) must be from personal funds using cash, check, or credit card, and must be accompanied with a PAC donation form and be submitted within 30 days of the donation. This form must include full name, address, email address, ANFP membership ID number, and signature (contributions are not tax deductible).

For more information or to download the form and make an individual donation, please go to our Safe Food for Seniors Act page:

Please note that chapters themselves cannot contribute to ANFP-PAC. If chapters receive individual donations, they must remit payments to ANFP-PAC immediately following any collection of donations. Also, because corporations are prohibited from contributing to ANFP-PAC, chapters should not accept such contributions from vendors at state meetings.