Thank you for considering leaving a gift to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in your Will. You will be feeding food-insecure people in the Greater Vancouver area, including retired nurses, single parents, unemployed young people, and growing children.

Your legacy will…
  • Promote health and wellness by providing fresh, healthy food to people in need from babies to seniors.
  • Increase community capacity by extending our reach to different neighbourhoods across Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and New Westminster.
  • Provide sustainability and a secure future with ongoing funding to address food insecurity in Greater Vancouver.

Leave a gift in your Will (bequest)

At the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, we believe it is important for everyone to have a current Will prepared to ensure your wishes are carried out exactly as you intend, and that your loved ones and friends will be cared for. You can give as much or as little as you want and you can always change your mind. Just add a phrase about your intention using our legal name and Canadian charitable number: Greater Vancouver Food Bank, 107449787 RR0001

You can name a specific dollar amount or a piece of property, such as a home or securities.

Suggested wording:

I give to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, charitable number 107449787 RR0001 the sum of $_______.

Or, you can leave a residual gift to us — a percentage of what’s left of your estate after you take care of your loved ones.

Suggested wording:

I give to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, charitable number 107449787 RR0001, ____ percent of the residue of my estate.

Whatever way you decide to make your meaningful gift, our legal information to make changes to your will is:

Legal name: Greater Vancouver Food Bank 
Address: 8345 Winston St., Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5A 2H3
Charitable registration number: 107449787 RR0001

If you have any questions, contact Greg Douglas, Director of Development, at 604.314.6980 or [email protected]. If you have already arranged a legacy gift, thank you! You are under no obligation to tell us about it, but we would love to acknowledge your thoughtfulness. If you want your gift to be anonymous, we’ll respect your privacy.

Canadian Free Wills Network

As an option, donors (and spouses) of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, aged 55 or over, can have their simple Will written or updated FREE of charge through our partnership with The Canadian Free Wills Network.

Simple steps you can take today:
  1. Contact Greg Douglas, Director of Development, that you are interested in this Free Wills program at 604.314.6980 or [email protected]
  2. Receive a package from the Canadian Free Wills Network containing:
    1. List of participating lawyers in your area
    2. Terms and conditions of the program
    3. Confidential Declaration Form
  3. Select a lawyer and arrange for an appointment

Meet Karen

Karen has experienced it before. She needed the support of the Food Bank and we were there for her. Now that she’s back on her feet after a tremendous amount of hard work, Karen decided to include the Food Bank in her Will.

“To be honest, I’ve lived homeless for a time myself. It is a terrifying, vulnerable way of life. I’ve seen firsthand how food makes a difference to people in need. I really appreciated having the Food Bank to turn to during my time of need.”

Karen now lives a quiet, stable life, with everything she needs.

“I recently made my estate plan and wrote my Will. I thought, ‘Can I reduce suffering even after I’m gone?’ After taking care of my loved one, I decided to leave a gift in my Will to the Food Bank. I volunteered to tell you because I’m excited that people in need will benefit from my gift in the future.”

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