Sample charitable bequest language

The most common way people remember Food For Thought in a will or living trust is through a charitable bequest. You do not have to rewrite your current documents. You simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or living trust. Here is some suggested language you can have your attorney review:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Food For Thought (tax I.D. #68-0181095), located in Forestville, California, the sum of _________________ dollars ($ _______________) (Or state a percentage of your estate, or describe real or personal property, including exact location) for the benefit of its general purposes (or specify the Food For Thought program you wish to support).”

Your bequest is entirely under your control during life and becomes irrevocable only at death. If you have questions about bequests, contact contact Mark Green, Development Director, at (707) 887-1647 x 102 or

Upon completing your bequest, we will be honored to enroll you in Food For Thought’s Legacy Circle. Please let us know of your bequest by contacting Mark Green.

The spirit of kindness at FFT brings me back to volunteer in the garden every week. It gives me strength in times of hardship, and I’ve seen it transform the lives of others, which is why I wrote FFT into my will. I know this simple act will have a positive impact on many lives, helping people eat well and live well long after I’m gone.”
– Rebecca Guarda

– Rebecca Guarda