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Food for the Hungry's Bequest Language

Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Food for the Hungry in your legacy arrangements. Simply decide which of the suggested language below best matches your legacy desire, then provide it to your attorney.

Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount

"I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $ AMOUNT to Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization located at 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, Federal Tax ID# 95-2680390, for Food for the Hungry's general use and purpose."

Bequest of Specific Personal Property

"I hereby, give, devise and bequeath DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization located at 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, Federal Tax ID# 95-2680390, for Food for the Hungry's general use and purposes."

Bequest of Specific Real Estate

"I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at ADDRESS OR DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY to Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization located at 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, Federal Tax ID# 95-2680390, for Food for the Hungry's general use and purposes."

Bequest of a Residual Percentage of the Estate

"I devise and bequeath AMOUNT % of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization located at 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, Federal Tax ID# 95-2680390, for Food for the Hungry's general use and purposes."

Contingent Bequest

"If my BROTHER, JOHN DOE, survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to JOHN DO. If JOHN DOE does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization located at 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 850344, Federal Tax ID# 95-2680390, for Food for the Hungry's general use and purposes."

Restricted Bequest

If you are considering a bequest but would like to ensure that your bequest will be used only for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney in crafting language that ensures your charitable objectives can be met.

In cases where donors are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give Food for the Hungry flexibility should it no longer be possible for our organization to use your gift as you originally intended:

"If, in the judgment of the Board of Directors of Food for the Hungry, it shall become impossible for Food for the Hungry to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, Food for the Hungry may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose or purposes as the Board determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest."

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information. Also, we invite you to encourage us with the good news once you make a bequest. Simply email this notice to cheppner@fh.org . We at Food for the Hungry are elated to see your walk with the poor continue in your legacy arrangements.
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