Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation

“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.”

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Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation was established in 2021 as a strategic and permanent partner to supplement the annual dollars raised to support Lowcountry Food Bank’s mission.

We Must Do More.

We want to increase our capacity to serve more people in the rural and outlying communities of our service area. We want to develop greater capacity for our partner agencies and recruit more people to assist in food distribution. We want to develop new and innovative ways to serve those in need.

With the creation of the Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation and the Patricia S. Walker Endowment, this endowment fund will provide a permanent, sustainable source of income to supplement the annual dollars we raise.

 

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 eatkinson@lcfbank.org.

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 Foundation as a beneficiary to strengthen missions and vocations, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.

For more information please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer, at eatkinson@lcfbank.org or call (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.

Bequests

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 eatkinson@lcfbank.org or (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.

 Start Your Bequest

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be made directly to Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation by mail or online.

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

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.

For more information, please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer at eatkinson@lcfbank.org or (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.

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 Foundation. 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.

For more information please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer, at eatkinson@lcfbank.org or call (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.

 

For more information, please contact Beth Atkinson, Major Gifts Officer at eatkinson@lcfbank.org or (843) 747-8146 ext. 123.