By: Cassidy Blackwell – Volunteer

You may have seen the exciting news in our recent communications: we are now accepting donations through planned giving! 

Never heard of this way to support the causes you care about? Keep reading to learn more:

1. What is planned giving?

Planned giving involves designating funds to a nonprofit as part of your estate planning. This donation method allows you to leave a legacy that aligns with your values and makes a lasting impact. 


There are several ways to leave a planned gift, but the most common are bequests: leaving a donation in your will. This gift could be a percentage of your estate, dollar amount, or an asset left to an organization.

2. Why is planned giving important to us?

Planned giving is special because you designate funds to be dispersed in the future. This donation method provides with sustaining support to continue fighting food insecurity and preventing food waste.


We appreciate the dedication our donors, staff, and volunteers show to ending hunger, and we aim to continue this work for years to come with your help. 

3. When should I plan my legacy?

It’s never too early to consider the impact you want to leave. Did you know that according to a 2022 survey only about 33% of Americans have a will in place? 


Just as we fight for food security and extend love to our neighbors now, we have the power to continue that advocacy with planned giving. Estate planning doesn’t need to be daunting; it’s about furthering the life you lead. Plus our partners at LifeLegacy make it simple to start planning today!

4. How do I get started?

Simple! Begin with the gift intention form found here. It only takes a few minutes and walks you through every step of the process. 


Thank you for considering in your long-term plans. We understand budgets are tight and the world is full of issues demanding our attention. 

Our team works tirelessly to make effective change in your communities. Last year we recovered and distributed over 52 million pounds of food providing nutritious meals nationwide. 

With your help, let’s keep saving food and feeding people to leave the world a better place than we found it.