What we do for ourselvesdies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
— Albert Pike

Did you know our Forestville facility and antiques store are the results of legacy gifts?

Your legacy gift can help us continue to improve the lives of people with HIV and other serious illnesses living Sonoma County. It will also help Food For Thought  plan for the future needs of the food bank and our clients.

Here are some ways you can include us:
 
1. In your will or trust
You can include this sample language: “I hereby, give, devise, and bequeath (amount or percent of your estate) to Food For Thought, a nonprofit organization located at 6550 Railroad Ave. in Forestville, CA, Federal Tax ID # 68-0181095 for Food For Thought’s general use and purpose.”
 
2. In your life insurance policy
Designating a charity as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy could help reap some great tax benefits. You can even deduct insurance payments as charitable contributions! You must name the charity (hopefully Food For Thought) as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Your insurance agent can help you through this simple process.
 
3. In your retirement plan
The person or company that manages your IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan can provide a form for you to choose a beneficiary to receive the funds in your account. You can name Food For Thought or any other charity to receive the full amount or a portion of the plan. Note that these funds are heavily taxed if left to heirs.
 

To learn more about these and other ways to ensure Food For Thought’s mission into the future, call Ron Karp, Executive Director,  at (707) 887-1647 x 105
 
We are a non-profit 501c(3) corporation. Our Federal Tax ID is 68-0181095.