Making a Gift Through Your Will

Naming Hamilton Food Share in your will is a great way to make a lasting impact on reducing local hunger in our community. It’s a gift that lasts beyond your lifetime, and can provide significant tax benefits.

Naming Hamilton Food Share as a beneficiary in your will is a loving gesture for Hamilton and for your family because you can make an impactful gift to benefit those in great need in our community AND provide charitable tax credits for your estate to help off-set taxes owing.

All gifts to Hamilton Food Share are used to work toward a hunger-free community. An unrestricted gift will help us meet the most pressing needs in our community.

Sample language for your will

The following sample language is a resource for you to consider in making a bequest in your will. Please consider discussing all changes and language with a lawyer and/or financial professional who specializes in estate planning in order to maximize the benefit of charitable giving.

“I give to Greater Hamilton Food Share (BN: 136957958RR0001) the sum of $____ to be used for such beneficial purposes as determined by Hamilton Food Share.”

“I give to Greater Hamilton Food Share (BN: 136957958RR0001) ____% of the residue of my estate to be used for such beneficial purposes as determined by Hamilton Food Share.”

Restricted Gifts

To discuss making a gift in your will that will be used for a specific purpose at Hamilton Food Share, such as food or capital improvements, please call us to discuss your intended wording to ensure your generous intentions will be achieved.

Other Kinds of Giving

In addition to bequests, we are grateful to be considered to receive gifts of RRSP’s, life insurance, property, securities, and other items of value if either the item itself or the proceeds from its sale will benefit the mission of Hamilton Food Share. If you have something specific in mind, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Information

Contact person: Celeste Taylor, Manager of Resource Development

Legal name: Greater Hamilton Food Share

Registered Business Number: 136957958RR0001

Mailing address: 339 Barton Street, Stoney Creek, ON  L8E 2L2

Phone: (905) 664-9065
Fax: 905-664-2108

E-mail: celeste@hamiltonfoodshare.org