Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Gifts in a will or by beneficiary designation are two easy ways to give vulnerable kids in communities around the country nutritious food they need to grow and thrive for years to come — and they don’t cost anything now.

If you have already included a gift in your estate plans to benefit the future of No Kid Hungry, be sure to let us know so that we may best honor your wishes.

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Gifts in a Will

Making a legacy gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a lasting impact for the No Kid Hungry campaign. Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making an end to childhood hunger and poverty part of your life story through a legacy gift.

A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy and offers the following benefits:



Your gift will create your legacy of helping kids get the food they need and deserve for generations to come. 



You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.



Costs you nothing now to give in this way.

Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will

General gift

A general bequest is a gift of a specific amount.

Residuary gift
A residuary gift is a gift of all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after specific bequests and expenses have been paid.
Specific gift
A specific gift is a gift of a particular piece of property. For example, real estate, funds in a bank account or shares of a corporation. 
Contingent gift
A contingent gift takes effect only if the primary beneficiary or beneficiaries do not live longer than you. In other words, your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.

You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to No Kid Hungry through Share Our Strength contingent upon the survival of your spouse.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to end child hunger in America — and it costs you nothing now.

By naming Share Our Strength as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of ensuring that every child has healthy food every day for years to come.

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Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

Reduce or eliminate taxes

Reduce or avoid probate fees

No cost to you now to give

Create your legacy with No Kid Hungry through Share Our Strength

Types of Gifts

Retirement plan assets

You can simply name Share Our Strength as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to help future hungry kids.

Life insurance policies

You can name Share Our Strength as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, No Kid Hungry through Share Our Strength will receive the proceeds of your policy after your lifetime. You can change your beneficiary at any time and may reduce your estate taxes.

Bank or brokerage accounts

This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Share Our Strength (Tax ID: 52-1367538) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward ending childhood hunger and poverty for generations to come.

Funds remaining in your donor-advised fund

What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name Share our Strength as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you ensure no kid will grow up hungry in America.

How to update a beneficiary designation:

Simply contact your bank, retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or other financial institution to request a beneficiary designation form. You may also be able to log in to your account and update your beneficiaries online.


Please use our legal name: Share Our Strength


Include our tax identification number: 52-1367538


Please let us know so we can ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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