Planned Giving

October 17 – 23 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Lowcountry Food Bank and Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation are proud to offer YOU the opportunity to complete your legally valid will with a no-cost online estate planning resource from FreeWill.

All donors who make a planned gift, no matter the dollar amount, will become members of The Full Plate Legacy Society and will receive the following:

  • The fulfillment of knowing that our food-insecure neighbors will have access to healthy food when they need it most.
  • Lifetime recognition on the philanthropy wall in the Lowcountry Food Bank’s lobby.
  • Invitations to events, experiences and opportunities at the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer, at or 843-747-8146 x 123 for more details.

Plan your gift today, for tomorrow.


Ways to Give

The Full Plate Legacy Society

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.

Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer, is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your legacy gift and the impact it will have on future generations. She can be reached at 843-747-8146, ext. 123 or email 

Start Your Bequest

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. 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. 


LCFB and LCFB Foundation have 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, 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. For more information, please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer at or (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.

 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!

Make a Gift