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Gift Planning Options

What Is a Legacy Gift?

Planning a Gift to Feed the Future

Considering a planned gift that will leave a legacy by creating a hunger-free and healthier Idaho?

We understand that you support The Idaho Foodbank because you believe in our mission and together want to make a difference in the lives of children, their families and our senior citizens who don’t have enough food for dinner, or lunch or breakfast, today…or tomorrow.

A legacy gift designating The Idaho Foodbank as your beneficiary will ensure the Foodbank can continue to Feed the Future.

There are many ways to continue your legacy through The Idaho Foodbank. We’ve outlined some of the ways to leave an enduring gift, but we cannot provide tax or legal advice. For that, we suggest consulting with your lawyer, financial advisor, or accountant to determine which charitable giving option best fits your needs.

Ways to Plan


Remembering The Idaho Foodbank with a bequest in your will has a lasting impact and is one of the simplest ways to make a planned gift. You can designate a specific amount, a percent of your total estate or a share of the residue after gifts to your heirs. The language you can discuss with your attorney is straightforward:

“I, [your name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to The Idaho Foodbank [specific amount or percentage of your estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use [or you may designate] and purpose to fulfill its mission.”

Gifts of Securities

Contributions of stock or other securities are welcome gifts at The Idaho Foodbank. If you contribute appreciated securities that you have held for one year or more, there are potential capital gains benefits.

Gifts of Retirement Plans

You can name The Idaho Foodbank as the beneficiary of your pension, 401K, IRA or other retirement plans.

Gifts of Life Insurance

When your life insurance was originally purchased, you had a need for the benefits. Perhaps today you no longer need this coverage. To contribute your life insurance policy, simply name The Idaho Foodbank as its owner and beneficiary.

The Future Thanks You

Your Legacy – Your Will to Help Solve Hunger

Thank you for wanting to make life better for thousands of Idahoans by providing the most fundamental need a child or parent will know. Through your planned gift to The Idaho Foodbank, you will be providing hunger relief to families in the most difficult times of their lives. You are offering a hand up and helping families regain the strength to go forward and providing hope of better days ahead. We can share that hope today.

Please let us know if you have chosen to remember The Idaho Foodbank in your estate planning. We would welcome the opportunity to thank you today for the life-changing gift you are making tomorrow.

Gift Planning Options