Planned Giving and Bequests

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Thank you for considering leaving a planned gift or bequest to Canadian Foodgrains Bank—we appreciate your thoughtfulness! 

By planning ahead to create a legacy that reflects your values and beliefs, you’re offering the gift of hope to women, men, and children around the world experiencing hunger. And you’re showing your family the impact you want to leave on the world. Through your generosity, you’re creating brighter futures. 

A donation of this kind will have a lasting impact for years to come. 

There are various ways you can leave a planned gift to the Foodgrains Bank, including: 

  • Cash 
  • A will or bequest 
  • RRSPs, RIFs, and LIFs 

The Foodgrains Bank also accepts gifts of farmland. This land can be used by a growing project (if volunteers are nearby) or rented to earn income for programs. It may also be sold to buy land closer to a place where volunteers are located to support a growing project. To make a gift of land, contact Julie Derksen, supporter relations manager (contact information below). 

We know that thinking about your Will can be overwhelming. We’ve outlined the steps below to make this planning a little easier.

Things to think about when leaving a legacy gift

  • Legacy Giving Webinar

    Click on the video below to watch the recording of our Legacy Giving webinar with gift planning consultant Harold Penner to learn more on the value of leaving a charitable gift in your Will.

  • Contact a legacy giving specialist

    If you have trusted professionals in your life, it can be helpful to start this conversation with them. They know your situation and can often give you knowledgeable advice. Before finalizing any planned gift or bequest for the Foodgrains Bank, please consult a financial advisor, lawyer or your denominational stewardship office.  

    If you don’t know where to start this conversation, here are some organizations that can provide advice on legacy giving who have been used by some of our supporters:

    Abundance Canada

    Christian Stewardship Services

    Canada Gives

  • Talk to your family

    Planned giving is an important matter that often involves your loved ones. We recommend you discuss your wishes with your family. This is a good time to share about what’s important to you. And this can help prepare them for what your wishes are when you are no longer here to advise them. 

  • Update your Will

    Update your Will with the donation that you would like to leave to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Here are some sample bequest clauses that might be helpful: 

    For a remainder bequest (a percentage of the residue of your estate): 

    “I give to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 393 Portage Ave. #400, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6, all (or ____%) of the residue of my estate.” 

    For a specific bequest (a specified dollar amount): 

    “I give to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 393 Portage Ave. #400, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6, the sum of $_____.” 

    If you would like to designate your gift to a specific member, you should add: 

    “It is my preference that this gift be designated to the (member organization) account.” 

  • Let us know your decision and preferred contact method

    Contact Julie Derksen, supporter relations manager at the Foodgrains Bank through email at or phone at 204.924.7256. You can choose how you would like us to communicate with you moving forward on this process and our work towards a world without hunger.