Planned Giving

Make a lasting impact on reducing local hunger in our Ottawa.

Taking part in our Tomorrow’s Harvest program and making a planned gift is a great way to make a lasting impact on reducing local hunger in Ottawa. It’s a gift that lasts beyond the donor’s lifetime while providing significant tax benefits.

Our Tomorrow’s Harvest program allows you to make a gift through a bequest, life insurance, or securities.

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Learn how support through a bequest helps the Ottawa Food Bank and the community for years to follow.

The Gift of a Bequest

Including the Ottawa Food Bank as a beneficiary in your will allows you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible. Also, a bequest provides charitable tax credits for your estate.

For help including the Ottawa Food Bank in your will, please download both our Important Information for Your Lawyer, and Sample Wording documents.

The Gift of Life Insurance

The Ottawa Food Bank can be the beneficiary of a life insurance policy with the benefits of that policy going directly to charity upon death. This arrangement ensures that the proceeds do not pass through your estate, thereby circumventing probate. This entitles your estate to the tax benefit.

The Gift of Securities

Consider donating your shares directly to the Ottawa Food Bank. These gifts are easy to transfer, and they eliminate capital gains tax.

To donate these types of gifts, please fill out the Donation of Securities Form. Please ensure the form is signed by the donor and returned to the Ottawa Food Bank. Please note, this form will be used to issue the donor a tax receipt.


What gifts are eligible?

Contact Information

If you have any questions or if you have left a gift for the Ottawa Food Bank through life insurance or your estate, please contact our Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer, Jenn Graves.

Jenn Graves
613-745-7001 ext. 114

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