Hungry families need food year-round. Join our monthly giving program and help ensure that adults and children in our communities have enough healthy food every month of the year.
A donation of just $10 a month will enable us to provide 40 meals for someone in need.
The JoAnn Pike Legacy Circle is a special group of donors making planned gifts to support Good Shepherd Food Bank. This giving plan provides much needed food for Maine’s hungry in perpetuity.
As a special friend of Good Shepherd Food Bank, you are aware of the growing need for nutritious food for families, children, and the elderly in Maine. Please consider making a long-term commitment to helping the Food Bank fight hunger across our state by including the Food Bank in your estate planning.
Making a planned gift not only supports our crucial programs, it can provide you with financial benefits, including tax deductions and cash payments.
Please contact Erin Fogg at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1124 or email@example.com, if you or your financial advisor, would like more information on the Food Bank’s JoAnn Pike Legacy Circle.
We are pleased to provide the following information to help you and your attorney establish your estate plans.
Want to Include Good Shepherd Food Bank in Your Legal Documents?
Your advisor may want this information in order to complete your legal documents.
Our official name is “Good Shepherd Food-Bank.” We are incorporated in the State of Maine and our Federal tax identification number is 22-2986809.
Why Create A Will or Revocable Living Trust?
Wills and revocable living trusts are very important estate planning tools. Either allows you to name guardians for your minor children and to determine who will receive your property after your death, in what amounts and proportions and under what circumstances. Tax considerations also may affect the provisions of your will or living trust.
You have an opportunity in your estate plan to provide not only for your family and friends, but also for charity. Besides cash, you may also leave stocks, bonds and other types of property to charity.
Engage Legal Counsel
Most experts agree that hiring an attorney with experience in estate planning will save you and your beneficiaries time and money in the long run. While you determine what goes into your will or trust, your attorney will make sure it is a proper legal statement of how you wish your possessions to be distributed.
Types of Bequests
When writing or updating your will, you can also make a real difference in the fight against hunger in Maine by naming Good Shepherd Food Bank as a beneficiary.
Here are some common bequest options you can use:
To speak with a fundraising professional about leaving a bequest to Good Shepherd Food Bank, please contact Erin Fogg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 782-3554 ext. 1124.
Consider a long-term commitment to invest in fighting hunger across every county in Maine.
Minimize capital gains taxes while proving food to hungry neighbors. Donations of appreciated securities can be made to the Food Bank throughout the year or at year’s end.
Please contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142 to discuss options for gifting stocks.
Making a difference in the lives of Maine’s needy is a great way to honor a friend, coworker, or loved one. Tribute gifts can be made to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary, new home or baby, or to remember a loved one.
An acknowledgement of your tribute gift will be sent to the honoree (or family of) informing them of your generous gift. Amounts are not mentioned unless otherwise specified, and donors receive separate acknowledgment stating the gift amount for income tax purposes.
When making your online donation, simply fill out the Tribute Gifts section of our secure donation form. You may also contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142 to make a tribute gift over the phone.
Good Shepherd Food Bank gladly accepts produce from your farm or garden. You can drop off food at any of the Food Bank’s locations (Auburn or Hampden).
Please contact Nancy Perry at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1109 or email@example.com. for more information about donating fresh produce.
Please click here to learn more about hosting a Food Drive for Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Good Shepherd Food Bank will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Good Shepherd Food Bank both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.