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Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Tomorrow's Harvest is the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's esteemed planned giving society. Members of Tomorrow’s Harvest’s legacy gifts traditionally live on in perpetuity and ensure that tomorrow's families in need will have nutritious meals for generations to come.

To help you get started, we’ve partnered with FreeWill to provide an online estate planning tool. This resource makes it simple and cost-free to write a legal will and includes the necessary language to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank with a bequest. Click here to create your free plan and legacy gift.

Planned Gifts left to the Food Bank make an incredibly large impact because they tend to be designated to two strategic areas:

  • First, capital projects that dramatically strengthen our effectiveness. Recently, generous donors helped improve our on-site kitchen, which now prepares more than 7,000 meals per day, with up to 2,000 additional meals per day in the summer.
  • Second, they increase our endowment, earning annual interest that helps provide hundreds of thousands of meals in years to come.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you and your advisor how you can meet your charitable objectives while still providing for your loved ones. For example, you can leave a bequest in your will, add the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, give a gift of retirement assets, or set up a charitable gift annuity. We would be delighted to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our warehouse or to visit one of our programs in the community so that you have the opportunity to see the impact that your generosity will make for years to come.

For more information, please contact Kristen Glazer, Senior Manager of Donor Relations via email or call 216.738.2056.


A bequest in your will, naming the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary, is an easy way to support future hunger relief efforts. A bequest can be a gift of cash, securities, or other specified assets. 

This free estate planning tool makes it simple to write a legal will or trust and includes the necessary language to create your bequest. Click here to get started.

Sample Bequest Language

Life Insurance

Life insurance policies are another asset suitable as a planned gift to the Food Bank. By donating a paid-up life insurance policy or designating the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary of a new policy, you can help us to continue our distribution of food to those in need well into the future.

Retirement Assets

Retirement assets may be one of the best to transfer as a charitable contribution because of their specific characteristics. In many cases, retirement assets can be the highest taxed asset of an estate, and a beneficiary may have to pay income tax on distributions received. Please consult your legal and/or financial advisor about the gifting of any type of retirement asset, profit sharing plan, a 401(k) or 403(b), or an IRA before taking action. You can make a tax-efficient gift and help us provide food for those in need through a Charitable IRA.

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