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Legacy Gifts

Planned Giving

You can make a lasting gift to ensure that our efforts to solve hunger in our community will continue.

There are several options you may wish to consider, including the following:

  1. Bequests

    A bequest in your Will or Trust naming Foodshare as a beneficiary is an easy way to support our future efforts. A bequest may be a specific dollar amount, a gift of securities, or even a certain percentage of your estate.

  2. Life Insurance

    Foodshare may also be named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. By designating Foodshare as a beneficiary, this can help to ensure that your legacy of giving will continue.

  3. Retirement Assets

    Often, retirement assets, such as 401K’s or IRA’s, may comprise the largest share of a Donor’s savings portfolio. In many cases, however, retirement assets may also be the highest taxed asset in an estate, and, in addition, a beneficiary may have to pay income tax on distributions received. Naming Foodshare as a beneficiary of a portion of your IRA may result in significant tax savings in addition to accomplishing your charitable goals.

If you are considering any of the above gifts, please contact Cherie Trice, Director of Giving, at (860) 856-4352. We will be happy to meet with you.

Please note that Foodshare does not provide estate planning, legal or financial advice. However, we are happy to work with your attorney or financial advisor to discuss other ways of gifting that may be available to you.

Foodshare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


How You Can Help

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Take action today and donate your time to Foodshare. We offer a variety of opportunities to get involved and give back.

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Financial gifts help more of our neighbors access nutritious food. Your donation can be the difference between hunger and health.

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Join us for events that raise awareness and support for the Foodshare mission, or host an event of your own.

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Raise your voice to help end hunger in Greater Hartford. Together we can build systemic solutions that bring lasting change.

Success Stories

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Maribel Bermudez

When Maribel Bermudez was laid off after her employer downsized, her husband's salary wasn’t enough to cover all of their expenses, especially with two kids.

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Chris and Alana Woodward

You can tell right away that Chris and Alana are devoted, caring parents, ready to do whatever it takes to make their family work.

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