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Help Fight Hunger and Food Insufficiency...

Your contributions are very much appreciated.  The Emergency Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes.  Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.

If you are ready to make a donation to help hungry children, families and seniors in Stockton and the surrounding areas, please select one of the options below.

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Yes, I am Hungry to Help

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Recurring Monthly Gift

Hunger knows no season.  Hunger finds children, families and seniors every day.  By making a recurring monthly gift, you can help us feed the hunger every day, all year long.

It costs so little to fill a child’s hungry stomach.  A modest monthly gift of $25 will provide a family of 4, healthy meals for a month.

DONATE TODAY by using the Donate Today button below.  Just click the “recurring Monthly Gift” box.

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One Time Gift

Click the button below to make a one-time donation.  In just a few minutes, you can help fight hunger and save money on postage, checks and envelopes!  DONATE TODAY.

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Tree of Life

Tree of life wallThe Emergency Food Bank Tree of Life is located in the Thomas F. Wilson Nutrition Education Center, and ideally positioned in the main hallway of the building, highly visible to our visitors.  You, your family or your business will have your name permanently imprinted and prominently displayed on a leaf, apple or monarch butterfly when you become a member of the Tree of Life.

  • Silver Leaf - $500
  • Gold Leaf - $750
  • Apple - $1,500
  • Monarch Butterfly - $3,000

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Qualified Charitable Contributions

Charitable inclined individuals age 70.5 have a tax-savvy strategy called Qualified Charibale Distribution (QCD). This enables tie IRA owner to instruct the custodian of their IRA to send payments directly from the IRA to a charity such as the Emergency Food Bank. In this approach the IRA owner can satisfy the annual RMD requirements and avoid the taxable income associated with the RMD. Please contact your IRA adminstrator, tax, or financial advisor to explore the venefits of a QCD.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Stock

A gift of publicly traded stock can go a long way to helping the Emergency Food Bank and potentially enable donors to enjoy favorable tax treatment while making an even greater impact.

Honor Someone Special

Help end hunger in Stockton and San Joaquin County with a gift that honors someone you care about. Your contribution is critical to creating a hunger-free community, and will be an unforgettable legacy gift in the name of someone special in your life.  You may also decide to donate instead of giving holiday gifts to family, friends or clients, and communicate to them that “a donation has been made in your name to the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin.”

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Legacy Gift/Planned Giving

Please consider making a lasting impact within your community by leaving a Legacy Gift to the Emergency Food Bank. Your legacy gift, whether in your will or another part of your estate- ensures that your gift is put to the best philanthropic use at the Food Bank. Establishing a Legacy Gift  to the Emergency Food Bank does not mean that you will be neglecting family. After you’ve looked after family and friends, please consider making a donation to the Food Bank.

There are several ways you can donate:

  • Cash
  • IRA Rollovers
  • Wills or Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Charitable Annuity Trusts
  • Stocks

Your Legacy Gift will make a profound difference to our clients battling with food insecurity.  Any amount you can give will mean that we can provide hunger relief, nutrition, education, and hope to many residents of San Joaquin County.

When you are ready, please make contact with our CEO, Dr. Leonard O. Hansen, at 209.464.7369 extension 1001 to discuss your gift to the Food Bank.