Planned Giving

Plan your gift today, for tomorrow.

You can provide for the future needs of our mission by naming the Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation as a beneficiary in your estate plans. A legacy gift will ensure that the Lowcountry Food Bank can keep its promise to put food on the table for those in need for years to come. Explore the benefits of gift planning, including life income gifts, gift annuities, mutual funds, real estate, and life insurance.

The Lowcountry Food Bank has for many years been the primary focus of my charitable activities. From managing a partner agency, to serving on the Board of Directors, to leading the organization, I know how very effective the Food Bank is in addressing food insecurity in the 10 counties it serves. As I look to leave a planned gift to Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation, I know that it will ensure both the capacity and impact of the Food Bank for years to come.

        Other Ways to Give

Beneficiary Designations

Did you know that there are additional assets not covered in a standard will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets” and they need to be planned for separately. Using this online tool, you can log all of your assets, name Lowcountry Food Bank as a beneficiary to strengthen missions and vocations, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.

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Many people who create estate plans choose to leave a gift to a cause they care about. FreeWill works with more than 600+ nonprofits as a no-cost estate planning tool that makes it easy for supporters to give and simpler for organizations to receive.

LCFB has partnered with FreeWill to make a real-time impact for people facing hunger in the Lowcountry. If you are considering a legacy gift, stock donation, or qualified charitable distribution to LCFB, FreeWill is a simple tool that can be used to create these important documents. All estate plans made using FreeWill are 100% legal and specifically tailored to you and your wishes.

 Start Your Bequest

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be made directly to Lowcountry Food Bank by mail, online, or as a recurring monthly gift; and can be made in honor or memory of a loved one.

Visit our donate page for details or to make a gift.

Our mailing address is:
Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive
Charleston, South Carolina 29405

Donor Advised Funds

Designate a gift from your donor-advised fund today! Please email with any questions regarding donor-advised funds.

For more information, reach out to Brenda Shaw at

Gifts of Stock

Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds because it can have a large impact on our mission, while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains.

Begin Stock Gift Online

Give from your IRA/QCD

Supporters 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA are eligible to make a potential tax-free donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. If you are 72 years old or older, these gifts can even count towards fulfilling your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the calendar year.

Begin IRA/QCD Gift

Make a Tribute

Making a gift to the Lowcountry Food Bank in someone’s honor or memory is a gift that keeps on giving. Each dollar given to the Lowcountry Food Bank can help provide up to six meals for someone in our community who is struggling with hunger. A gift as a tribute is a perfect way to honor or remember someone’s birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday!

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Leave A Legacy

All donors who include the Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation in their estate plans are recognized as members of The Full Plate Legacy Society. Members are invited to exclusive events, experiences and opportunities at the Lowcountry Food Bank. Before making any decision regarding estate planning, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a financial planning professional, attorney or trust officer.

Lowcountry Food Bank Development Team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your legacy gift and the impact it will have on future generations. Please call Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer at 843-747-8146, ext. 123.

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Real Estate

A gift of real estate can be made to the Food Bank without touching your bank account. Appreciated property, held longer than one year qualifies as a charitable deduction; and you avoid paying a capital gains tax.

For more information, reach out to Brenda Shaw at