CREATE A LEGACY

Legacy Giving is an easy way to provide ongoing, reliable support to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank so we can continue to give nutritious food to families, children, seniors and others who need help.

Email us to find out more on creating a legacy for your community!

The First Fruits Legacy Society is a special group of friends who have made a commitment to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank through a gift in their will or estate plans. These members want their generous efforts to continue for many years to come.

The first produce of a harvest is called “first fruits” and as the best fruits of the harvest, it represents a primary source of income.  Legacy gifts are the “first fruits” for the Food Bank, a solid foundation for us to always be able to pursue our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities. Members of the First Fruits Legacy Society receive the Food Bank newsletter and exclusive tours of our Healthy Food Hubs.

 

Legal Name: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Tax identification number: 23-2202250
Legal Address:3908 Corey Road
Harrisburg, PA  17109-5929

Name the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in your will.

Though many of us may believe our estate is too small to make a gift in our plans, there is no bequest too small to help support those who struggle with hunger.

To make a gift in your will, it is suggested that you designate a percentage of the assets or a specific dollar amount.  The following is sample language to use when establishing a bequest:

“I give, devise and bequeath ____% of the remainder and residue of property owed at my death, whether real or personal, to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, PA.”

Special tribute in your will

Is there someone who inspired you to give back to the community or someone who cared about people who struggle with hunger?  If so, you can create a permanent tribute to them in your will.

To make a tribute gift in your will, it is suggested you designate a percentage of the assets or a specific dollar amount.  The following is sample language to use when establishing a bequest:

“I give, devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owed at my death, whether real or personal, to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, PA.  This gift is a tribute to ________ who inspired me to help people who struggle with hunger.”

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank established an endowment fund to provide financial resources for the capacity enhancement projects for the Food Bank and Food Bank partner agencies.  The earnings of this endowment support innovative initiatives that help us meet our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities.

The following is sample language to use when designating your charitable gift to the endowment fund: 

“I give, devise and bequeath ____% of the remainder and residue of property owed at my death, whether real or personal, to the Endowment Fund of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, PA.”

You can support our mission by naming the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or a life insurance policy so the Food Bank can receive that asset after your lifetime.  You simply fill out a beneficiary form that is entirely separate from your will.  By designating the Food Bank as a full or partial beneficiary, these types of gifts can avoid taxes and the estate can receive charitable deductions.

When you complete your beneficiary form, just name “Central Pennsylvania Food Bank” as the full or partial beneficiary and provide our tax identification number, 23-2202250.

We encourage you to talk with your professional adviser on what is the best choice for you and your family.  This information is not intended as tax or legal advice.

To learn more about how you can give a gift to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, please contact us by:

Email: development@centralpafoodbank.org
Phone: 717.564.1700 or 570.321.8023

We encourage you to talk with your professional adviser on what is the best choice for you and your family.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice.