Gifts That Are Easy To Give

In addition to fulfilling an important role in providing for the future financial security of your family and others, your Will or Living Trust can offer a way to grow your legacy and help transform the nutritional health of our community. It can be satisfying to know that a portion of your property will secure the food needs of families for years to come.

A gift made through a Will or Living Trust can be convenient to arrange. A simple provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will or trust is all that is necessary. Gifts included in wills and living trusts are popular because they are flexible, easy to arrange and may be changed with your life circumstances.

Sample Bequest Language

To leave a gift to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, consider including this language in your estate plans:

Unrestricted Bequest:

I give [ __ percent of my estate, or description of asset, or ____ dollars] to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Tax ID 77-0169214), for its general use.

Restricted Bequest:

I give [ __ percent of my estate, or description of asset, or ____ dollars] to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Tax ID 77-0169214), for the restricted purpose of _______. If, in the future, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County determines that the restriction placed herein would result in an impracticable use of the bequest, it may designate another purpose for its use that most nearly accomplishes my wishes.

Percentage of Residue:

I give [ __ percent of the residue of my estate] to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Tax ID 77-0169214), for its general use OR for the restricted purpose of _______. If, in the future, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County determines that the restriction placed herein would result in an impracticable use of the bequest, it may designate another purpose for its use that most nearly accomplishes my wishes.

To learn more about planned giving, please contact Matthew Neal (805) 967-5741 x116.

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