Planned Giving

Legacy gifts left to the Foodbank make an incredibly large impact because they tend to be designated to two strategic areas; Feeding People and Capital Projects

For questions on how to designate the Foodbank in your bequest and will or would like to notify us of your intentions, please contact:

Alesia Roccia, Director of Philanthropy

314-292-5393 |

What Do Want Your Legacy to Be?

Feed the future by joining the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Legacy Circle. As part of your estate planning, you can help ensure that future generations grow up healthy – not hungry – by making a planned gift to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.  Your legacy gift helps us secure and distribute food to neighbors in need and promote solutions to hunger, now and for years to come.

Designate the St. Louis Area Foodbank as a beneficiary of your estate with a gift of any size. Your gift may also reduce your taxes. Please consult with your attorney to determine the best plan for you.

Legal Name: St. Louis Area Foodbank, Inc.
Address: 70 Corporate Woods Drive, Bridgeton, MO  63044
Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN): 43-1253102

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Legacy Giving Impact

Legacy gifts left to the Foodbank make an incredibly large impact because they tend to be designated to two strategic areas:


Feeding People

Increasing our endowment earns annual interest that helps provide millions of meals in years to come.

Capital Projects

Capital Projects that dramatically strengthen our effectiveness. 

Bequests and Wills

Please consider adding the Foodbank as a beneficiary in your will. You may be able to add a simple codicil for a charitable bequest to an existing will.

Specific Request

Determine a specific dollar amount or asset that you wish to leave to the Foodbank.

Residual Bequest

After you have provided for your loved ones, name the “St. Louis Area Foodbank” to receive a percentage or all of your residuary estate.

Contingent Bequest

The Foodbank receives a bequest only in the event of the passing of other beneficiaries.

Gifts of Retirement Assets and Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation is the simplest way to make a legacy gift to the Foodbank. When you complete your beneficiary designation form, just name the “St. Louis Area Foodbank, Inc.” as a full or partial beneficiary and provide our tax identification number (43-1253102). In addition, these gifts bypass probate and go directly to all beneficiaries.

Retirement Plans

[e.g., traditional IRA, 401(k)]: Including the Foodbank as a beneficiary enables you to avoid substantial income taxes that would have been due if a retirement plan were left to non-spousal heirs. Please be sure that you name the “St. Louis Area Foodbank” as a beneficiary of a retirement plan through your designation form and not through your will, which may jeopardize tax benefits.

Insurance Policies

There are several ways you can name the St. Louis Area Foodbank as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, whether through your employer or a separate policy that you hold.

Savings Accounts

Designating the Foodbank as a beneficiary of a savings account is simple and allows your full use of savings during your life.

Tribute and Memorial Giving

Recognize or honor a loved one by making a donation in their name. We will send you and your honoree a card to notify them of the donation made in their honor. Be sure to check the “Honor/Memorial Gift” box on the donation form.