GIFT PLANNING OPTIONS

With thoughtful planning, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors.

 

Give Today

Donate online now

Mail in your donation

Recommend a grant through your Donor Advised Fund at The Columbus Foundation

Recommend a grant through your Fidelity Charitable Fund

Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed with a gift online, or by check 

Call and make a donation over the phone: 614-782-5511

Give Monthly

Join Pledge Partners, our monthly giving society, by using your credit card, checking or savings account, or your own checks. 

To sign up online using your credit card, please click here. To use your checking or savings account, or to request donation envelopes for your checks, please print, and complete this form and mail to the address listed on the page. Alternatively, you can sign up over the phone by calling 614.317.9409.

If you have any questions or concerns please call our giving department directly at 614-782-5511 or development@midohiofoodbank.org

Other Ways to Give

With thoughtful planning, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors.

 
Below are links to valuable information about the many creative ways in which you can meet both your personal planning and charitable giving objectives. By working with you and your advisors, Mid-Ohio Foodbank will ensure that your philanthropy not only maximizes the benefits of available tax incentives, but also creates a lasting legacy in the fight against hunger.

 

For gift planning assistance, please contact: Elissa Schneider
614.317.9467 ESCHNEIDER@MIDOHIOFOODBANK.COM

Make A Gift of Stock

A gift of stock is a great way to maximize tax savings and support hungry families.

For stocks you have held for at least 1 year that have increased in value (appreciated), the key to saving on taxes is to donate the shares directly to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. You will receive a double tax benefit by:

• Avoiding capital gains on the profit you’ve earned.
• Receiving a full tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift.

To make a gift of stock:

Transfer the shares.

If the shares are held at a securities firm or other brokerage account, instruct the institution to transfer the shares to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank account at Wells Fargo Advisors with the following information:

• DTC #0141
• Account #58789288
• Mid-Ohio Foodbank Tax ID #31-0865343

Wells Fargo Advisors Contact: Mark A. Brown
614.885.4675

Notify us of your gift.

Stock donations transfer to Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s account with no accompanying donor information. Please notify Elissa Schneider at Mid-Ohio Foodbank of your donation by email, fax, or phone so that we may identify your gift and send you a tax receipt.

Elissa Schneider Phone: 614.317.9467 Fax: 614.274.8063

ESCHNEIDER@MIDOHIOFOODBANK.COM

Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Type of stock and number of shares 
  • Approximate transfer date

Include the Foodbank in Your Will

By including Mid-Ohio Foodbank in your will, you can leave a lasting legacy that will help us end hunger.

• Your assets remain in your control throughout your lifetime.
• You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
• Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable gifts.

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MAKE GIFTS FROM A RETIREMENT PLAN OR LIFE INSURANCE

You planned ahead so that you and your family could be comfortable in the years to come.  But you can help those who are struggling by:

  • Providing Mid-Ohio Foodbank with a significant annual gift while continuing to make lifetime withdrawals on your account.
  • Naming Mid-Ohio Foodbank as the beneficiary of your retirement plan. Doing so will reduce the size of your taxable estate and prevent those funds from incurring income tax.

 

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXTENDED IRA ROLLOVER CHARITABLE DEDUCTION

Available to individuals 70 1/2 years of age and over, this is now the most tax-effective way to make a gift. Your donation can count toward your minimum required distribution and:

  • Provide Mid-Ohio Foodbank with a significant annual gift while you continue to make lifetime withdrawals on your account. 
  • Reduce the size of your taxable estate and prevent those funds from incurring income tax (when you name Mid-Ohio Foodbank as the beneficiary of your retirement plan).

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ALICE'S STORY: HOW HER LIFE CHANGED IN ONE MOMENT

“I remember getting to a spot in that hospital hallway where my legs just wouldn’t go any further.”

Alice was hard to miss – standing watch over two sets of high-spirited twins at Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s onsite pantry.

 

Alice didn’t expect to be living in Columbus right now. She particularly didn’t plan on a visit she made a year and a half ago stretching through two cold Ohio winters.

 

September 2013 should have been a joyous time for Alice, and for a while, it was. Her oldest daughter Erica was expecting a baby boy. The doctors had told Erica this pregnancy was high risk, but Erica had hoped so hard for a boy. She already had five girls – a 10 year old and two sets of twins ages 3 and 4. It was certainly a houseful, and this much-wanted little boy was to be the last.

Alice came up from Mississippi to lend a hand and welcome her newest grandchild. The delivery was tough. Erica’s c-section incision should have healed just fine. Instead, she developed a staph infection. Ten days later and with little warning, she collapsed.

 

Alice remembers getting the call. 3:17 A.M. When she reached the hospital, the staff sent her down a hallway to speak to the doctor. Halfway down, she knew in her heart that something was very wrong. The hospital chaplain was there. Erica had passed away at age 32. Alice’s life had completely changed in that moment.

 

Allyson and Allicia are now six. Khadejah and A’iesha age five. Alice also has custody of their older sister. The youngest, only ten days old when his mother passed, lives with his father but visits his grandmother regularly.

 

“It takes so much organization to keep everyone fed”, says Alice. “Tuesdays are my Mid-Ohio Foodbank days.” Other days are scheduled to volunteer at the Salvation Army or get the two older twins to girl scouts and tutoring. Alice and her grandchildren miss Erica every day.

 

 

“This is our own struggle, but the whole community pitched in. Total strangers have helped us out. The local pantry keeps healthy food on the table for the girls. We’re making it.

 

According to Alice, “All I want is to raise these kids right. They’ll get an education, learn their manners, and know how important it is to give back.” Little A’iesha wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Today, she’s just looking forward to the bag of plump grapes that she received at the pantry. She can’t wait to take them home and share with her sisters