There are many ways to give. Choose the one that’s right for you:
- Donate online through our secure website
- Donate By Phone: The Food Bank accepts donations over the phone using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Please contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142
- Donate by Mail: Send your check or credit card information to Good Shepherd Food Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211-1807
Become a Harvester
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.
JoAnn Pike Legacy Circle
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.
A Will To End Hunger
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.
Learn more about our Planned Giving options:
Considering including the Food Bank as part of your estate planning?
Please contact Erin Fogg at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1124 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you or your financial advisor, would like more information on the Food Bank’s JoAnn Pike Legacy Circle.
Giving Through Your Will
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:
- Specific bequest: Determine a specific dollar amount or asset that you wish to leave to Good Shepherd Food Bank.
- Residual bequest: After you have provided for your loved ones, name Good Shepherd Food Bank to receive a percentage or all of your residuary estate.
- Contingent bequest: Good Shepherd Food Bank receives a bequest only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries.
To speak with a fundraising professional about leaving a bequest to Good Shepherd Food Bank, please contact Erin Fogg at email@example.com or call (207) 782-3554 ext. 1124.
Gifts of Stock
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.
Honor others throughout the year with a Tribute Gift to the Food Bank
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.