Gifts that Cost You Nothing Now


Gifts that Cost You Nothing Now

You can share God’s love with the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America and transform their lives, simply by signing your name.

Once your family and loved ones are provided for, we hope you’ll consider a gift in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation to Food For The Poor. These gifts cost you nothing now, and you can change your gift at any time and for any reason.

Please let us know if you’ve included a gift to Food For The Poor in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

Gifts in a Will

Leaving a gift in your will or trust is an easy way to create your legacy of compassion for those in desperate need and ensure that lasting change will continue for years to come.

Here are some popular ways to leave a gift to Food For The Poor:

  • A general gift in your will leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust, typically in the form of personal property or assets.
  • A residual gift in your will leaves Food For The Poor the remainder of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been fulfilled.
  • A specific gift in your will leaves Food For The Poor a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate or a specified items (collections, art, books, jewelry and so on).
  • A contingent gift in your will leaves Food For The Poor a stated share of your estate only if a spouse, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

View Sample Bequest Language

To talk with us about how you can continue the Lord’s work by helping those in need with a legacy gift, please contact Glen Belden at 954-427-2222, ext. 6301 or plannedgiving@foodforthepoor.com.

As with all gift planning, you should always consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

You can help sustain our life-changing ministry for years to come when you name Food For The Poor as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance plan, bank account or other assets. This is one of the easiest gifts to give – It costs you nothing now, doesn’t require an estate plan or a lawyer, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time.

Reasons to Update Your Beneficiary Designations:

  1. You have been remarried, widowed or divorced
  2. Your primary beneficiary has passed away
  3. Your financial institution changed ownership
  4. You had a grandchild or great-grandchild
  5. You want to leave a legacy gift to Food For The Poor

What Kinds of Gifts Can You Give?

Here are some of the assets that transfer by beneficiary designation. Any of these will transform lives and help the poor through your legacy of love. You can give:

  • IRAs, 401ks and other qualified plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Bank accounts
  • Donor advised fund residuals
  • Personal residence

View Sample Beneficiary Designation

To talk with us about how you can continue the Lord’s work by helping those in need with a legacy gift, please contact Glen Belden at 954-427-2222, ext. 6301 or plannedgiving@foodforthepoor.com.

As with all gift planning, you should always consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.