Other Ways to Give

Checks

Please make checks payable to:

Harry Chapin Food Bank

Send checks to:

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
3760 Fowler St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Or

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Collier County Center
3940 Prospect Ave. #101
Naples, FL 34104

Planned Gifts

Your Legacy, Our Future

Consider the values you hold dear. Do you believe that no child should go to school on an empty stomach? Do you think that no senior should skip a meal in order to pay medications? Or that a working family should not have to forgo food to pay their rent?

Planned giving allows you to take the time now to leave a legacy that is an enduring expression of your deeply held values while also taking care of your loved ones.

When you make a planned gift to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, you help ensure that:

  • Hungry children, families and seniors have access to fresh, nutritious food.
  • Our food-pantry network, mobile pantries and other programs remain strong and effective.
  • Our neighbors in need have a voice.

Tailored to your financial needs, planned gifts can help you make a meaningful and lasting contribution. Whether you require steady income now or you wish to reduce the estate burden on your heirs or family, there is a planned gift to suit your needs.

The following information may be used to complete your legal documents. Our official name is “Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.” We are incorporated in the state of Florida, and our federal tax identification number is 59-2332120. A copy of the food bank’s official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. For information, contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs at 1-800-435-7352 or visit freshfromflorida.com.

For more information about making a planned gift, call (239) 334-7007, or email giving@harrychapinfoodbank.org.

Gifts of Stock

Transferring stocks that have appreciated in value can provide greater tax advantages than a gift of cash. The market value of securities is deductible, subject to applicable limitations, and as the donor, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

To donate stock to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, please contact:

Broker Andrew J. Montero III, Wells Fargo Advisors
12140 Carissa Commerce Court Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239) 479-7921

Please ask your stockbroker to include your name with this donation, so that we can thank you for your generous support.

IRA Distributions

Gifts from your IRA are a smart way to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and they could offer you tax benefits, depending on current tax legislation.

Donor-Advised Funds

Establish a donor-advised fund with a public charity, such as a community foundation or Fidelity Charitable, so your money can be invested and grow tax-free. Recommend the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida as a grant recipient.

Gift Annuities

Make a gift of $10,000 or more and receive a guaranteed lifetime income stream from us. While the Harry Chapin Food Bank does not administer charitable gift annuities, you can establish one through our national affiliate, Feeding America, or any administrator of your choice, and name  the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida as the gift recipient.

Corporate Giving

Your corporation, service club or organization can:

Sponsor a program, event or activity.

Partner with us in a way that is in tune with your corporate values and culture.

Giving at Work

Many employers will match their employees’ donations, doubling your impact in helping us fight hunger. Check with your employer about employer match campaigns.

Some companies that match employee gifts:

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer

Organizational Supporters Circle of Hope

We thank our corporate, foundation and community partners for helping feed our neighbors in need. Your support makes it possible to feed children, working-poor families, seniors and other individuals who would otherwise go hungry in our community.

Become a “Superstar” Supporter

Become a superstar and join our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger. Your business, service group or school can take part in our Superstar Wall program with three simple steps.

  • Funds: Raise a minimum of $500 for the food bank. Remember, we can turn every dollar donated into $8 worth of food.
  • Friends: Schedule a volunteer day. There are opportunities for everyone to be part of our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger, whether it’s by sorting food, donating skills or services, or distributing food at a mobile food pantry.
  • Food: Set up a food drive, register your drive with us, collect the food and drop it off. Every donation helps.

Complete these three easy steps and we’ll proudly display your group’s T-shirt on our new Superstar Wall for a year to celebrate your commitment to feeding our neighbors in need.

To participate, call (239) 334-7007 or email foodrive@harrychapinfoodbank.org.