Planned Giving Donor Julie


Help end hunger for years to come by including Second Harvest Heartland in your will, estate plan or charitable giving strategy.

Make a Difference With Your Estate

Our vision is a future where no one is hungry. By making a planned gift through your will, estate or other financial plan, you can help us put food on the tables of those in need for years to come.

Unsure where to start? Our Will Planning Guide can help you consider your priorities and gather helpful financial information you’ll need for estate planning and thoughtful charitable giving. 

It’s also advisable to consult with your attorney or financial planner before making financial commitments to Second Harvest Heartland or any other charitable organization.


“Going thought that process allowed me the opportunity to really think. Why not benefit a much larger group than just a few friends and family members? Once I made the decision, it was really easy."

- Tami, planned giving donor

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There are many ways to support hunger relief today—and in the future. Our development team can help you understand the options and create a charitable giving strategy that’s right for you and your loved ones. 

Contact Kelsey Tyler at 651-282-0865 or

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Ways to Make a Planned Charitable Gift

Your generous support helps sustain our food bank’s programs and services across the heartland—and plan ahead to invest in new opportunities that help us meet the ever-changing demand for healthy, nutritious meals.

By planning a charitable bequest, designating Second Harvest Heartland as a beneficiary or considering other estate planning options, you can help hungry neighbors across Minnesota and Wisconsin for years to come.

Please contact our development team for specific language, tax ID information and other details to include in your financial documents.

Wills and Bequests

Making a bequest to Second Harvest Heartland in your will or living trust helps you support our mission, while also taking care of your loved ones. You can leave a percentage or set amount of your overall estate, or help us fight hunger with specific assets like real estate.

Beneficiary Designations

You can help end hunger by leaving the funds in your financial accounts, insurance policies or other retirement assets to Second Harvest Heartland. Simply designate Second Harvest Heartland as a beneficiary on your accounts, just as you would a loved one or other individual.

Designating our food bank as a beneficiary ensures your generous gift is put to use as soon as possible. That’s because beneficiary designations supersede allocations made in a will and can be distributed outside the probate process. 

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is a smart way to increase your charitable giving and meet your own future financial goals. If you’re 65 or older, you can fund a CGA that supports both you as a donor, and Second Harvest Heartland. You receive an immediate tax-deduction on a portion of that gift, then receive fixed payments every year for your lifetime—and the lifetime of one other beneficiary if you choose. After your passing, Second Harvest Heartland receives the remaining balance of your charitable gift. 

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Doubling Down on Hunger

Motivated in part by the widespread need for food revealed during the pandemic, long-time supporters Ward and Cathy Armstrong made the commitment to include Second Harvest Heartland in their estate.



Donating stocks, securities or mutual fund shares is a tax-efficient way to support our work at to Second Harvest Heartland.


Donor Advised Funds

This flexible investment vehicle acts like a charitable savings account. It’s a great way to positively impact your tax bill and help feed hungry families.


IRA Charitable Rollovers

Retirees with an individual retirement account (IRA) can donate money to our food bank, qualify for tax breaks and fulfill your required minimum distribution (RMD)—all at the same time.


Planned Giving Donor Julie

Defined by Service

A Life, and End of Life Plan,

“Growing up, I was keenly aware of the many advantages and resources available to me. I always wanted to help people who were struggling.” As soon as her first steady paycheck came some 50 years ago, Julie began supporting local food shelves and soon after, Second Harvest Heartland.

Frequently Asked Questions

A planned charitable gift to Second Harvest Heartland helps us feed hungry neighbors right now—and plan for the needs of tomorrow. With a planned gift through your estate, your passion for feeding our community can become a lasting legacy of ending hunger.

You can support Second Harvest Heartland in a variety of ways. You can make a bequest to our food bank in your will; name Second Harvest Heartland as a beneficiary on your insurance policies or financial accounts; or establish a charitable gift annuity that helps solve hunger. Second Harvest Heartland can accept a wide range of other gifts, including stocks, IRA charitable rollovers—even donations of used vehicles.

Have estate planning questions? Contact Development Officer Kelsey Tyler at 651-282-0865 or

You can support your loved ones and Second Harvest Heartland in your will, trust or estate plan. A planned charitable gift of any size will have a significant impact on our ability to help end hunger and feed those in need. Charitable estate giving can also help your heirs by lessening capital gains tax liabilities for your individual beneficiaries. 

Second Harvest Heartland is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS, tax ID number: 23-7417654. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Review our annual reports and tax filings here.