Foodbank Legacy Circle

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

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham

Legacy Giving Impact

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

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

Capital Projects that dramatically strengthen our effectiveness. 

Legacy Giving Options

Leaving a legacy gift helps you, the community, and the Foodbank. Explore tax-deductible charitable donation options below with your financial advisor as you consider continuing your generous support of the St. Louis Area Foodbank:

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.

Here are some common bequest options you can use:

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

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

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.

Here are some common designation options:

[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.

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.

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

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

Derek May
Director of Philanthropy

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