Planned Gifts

You can provide for the future needs of our mission by naming the Lowcountry Food Bank 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.

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.

Our “Freedom from Hunger Legacy Circle” is an honorary association that recognizes individuals whose planned gift has been realized or has been documented to provide a future benefit to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

FreeWill

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.

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!

Donor-Advised Funds

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

Give from your IRA

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.