Planned giving is visionary thinking. It means that, as a donor, you can help the food bank meet future needs that may not occur during your lifetime. A planned gift can also save you taxes, increase your spendable income, preserve your assets, allow you to continue to use your assets during your lifetime, and more importantly help make a difference in the lives of those struggling to get enough food to eat. With a simple provision in your will that can be of any size comfortable to you, you join a group of committed supporters who are helping to secure the financial future of the CAFB and ensure that all have access to good food today and brighter futures tomorrow.
One of the food bank’s visionary donors, Andrew E. Barrer, recently shared why he’s planned for the future with the food bank in mind.
More than 10 years ago, I had a tour of the Capital Area Food Bank and I saw firsthand the dedicated staff and volunteers. Soon, I learned about the level of food insecurity in the Washington region.
I immediately became a regular donor and have since provided a bequest as part of my estate planning.
Hundreds of thousands of families and individuals live on the brink of poor nutrition and lack of basic food products. I want to assure that the work of the CAFB lives on after I’m gone.
I love food and I’ve been blessed my whole life never to worry about where my next meal will come from. But many people are not so lucky.
As I entered retirement last year, and updated my Will, I made sure to include the food bank in my wishes. It’s so important and I encourage others to make a gift through estate planning for the Capital Area Food Bank.
To learn more about planned giving and explore the options that are right for you, visit plan.capitalareafoodbank.org.