One of the most efficient and impactful ways you can support Weld Food Bank and our direct service programs is through a financial donation. The common misconception is that a food bank only needs food, but this isn’t the case. Most often, we can get food for free but it takes money to transport and distribute it. Additionally, through volume purchasing, we can acquire and distribute more food than you could buy even at a club store. That is why we confidently tell you that for every $1 donated, we can provide 5 meals to families struggling with hunger in Weld County.
When you donate to Weld Food Bank, you can be assured that your money is being handled well. We have attained a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health of America’s largest charities. In earning Charity Navigator’s highest four star rating, we have demonstrated exceptional financial health, accountability and transparency. Please visit Charity Navigator to review our full financial report.
Weld Food Bank meets all 20 BBB charity standards.
3/7 Champions – Monthly Giving
This is Weld Food Bank’s signature monthly donation program that is comprised of our most committed group of supporters. If you choose to become a 3/7 Champion, you will be a major part of the food bank’s success in helping make sure that all people have access to 3 Meals a Day, 7 Days a Week.
Reasons to consider becoming a 3/7 Champion:
- 3/7 Champions allow the food bank to plan for the year ahead, budgeting and allocating resources to make sure food is available to meet the growing needs.
- Every $1 of your monthly gift will provide 5 meals to hungry children, families and seniors.
- Monthly credit card gifts are the most cost-effective methods of donating to Weld Food Bank and they go to work immediately.
- You will help reduce administrative costs as well as the amount of mail you receive from us.
- This plan is flexible; you can change or stop your donation at any time.
How to join the 3/7 Champions: It’s simple. Either sign up online below, or print out and mail the form. When mailing, be sure to include your credit card information.
Mail the form to:
Weld Food Bank
1108 H Street
Greeley, CO 80631
Your credit card charges: If you register by mail or over the phone, your deduction will be on the tenth (10th) of every month. If you register online, you may specify the day that automatic payment will occur.
Changing your method of payment, monthly amount, or stopping payment: To make any changes to your account, please contact Dee Stetz at 970-356-2199 x324. For security reasons, we recommend that donors notify us via telephone if they wish to change or update their credit card information.
The Harvest Society – Planned Giving
The Harvest Society honors and recognizes those who remember Weld Food Bank in their estate plans. Estate gifts provide a permanent base of support and gifts of all sizes are welcome. We offer free information and consultation to help you explore all options of The Harvest Society. Please contact Stephanie Gausch at 970-356-2199 x304 for more information.
Assets common to estate gifts include:
- Publicly Traded Securities
- Retirement Plan Assets
- Personal Residence or Vacation Home
- Other Real Estate
- Life Insurance Policies
- Closely Held Stock
- Family Limited Partnership Interests
- Collections or Other Items of Value
There are several ways to make an estate gift:
- Bequest (Will or Living Trust)
- Beneficiary Designation (Life Insurance or IRA)
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Retained Life Estate
Information to consider when estate planning:
- A Bequest through a Will or Living Trust is flexible, allowing for future changes and preserving your control over your financial assets for life. Bequests are simple and cost effective.
- Beneficiary Designations provide similar advantages to Bequests.
- In some situations, a Charitable Remainder (or Lead) Trust can offer powerful income and tax benefits.
- A Retained Life Estate allows you to donate a residence to Weld Food Bank while keeping the right to live there for the rest of your life.
Many companies encourage community support by offering to match gifts for employees who make a contribution or volunteer with a local organization. Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company participates in a Matching Gift Program.
Weld Food Bank participates in local Workplace Giving Campaigns. Consider us as you make your donations to the United Way or other local Workplace Giving Programs
Do you have someone special in your life that you would like to honor with a gift to Weld Food Bank? Tribute gifts are a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or the memory of a loved one. Your tribute gift will help provide needed food for children, families and seniors in Weld County. Best of all, it will have a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your honoree has done for you.
You may make a tribute gift online here by marking the box “I would like to dedicate this donation to someone,” or you can call 970-356-2199 x324 to donate by phone. To mail your donation, please use our downloadable form here.
Weld Food Bank
1108 H Street
Greeley, CO 80631
For questions regarding financial donations, please email Stephanie Gausch at [email protected], or call 970-356-2199 x304. To see where your donations go, please download a copy of our Annual Report.
Gifts of Stock
When you make a gift of stock you are entitled to an income tax deduction based on the current market value of the stock at the time that you make the gift and you may entirely avoid capital gains tax. We recommend that you consult your tax attorney or advisor for specific advice.
To make a Gift of Stock, first let your broker know that you would like to donate stock to Weld Food Bank. Then, please contact Stephanie Gausch at (970) 356-2199 x304 and notify her that you are making the gift. The next step would be to initiate the transfer.
In order to facilitate that process you will need the following information:
DTC #: 0015
Company Name: Morgan Stanley & Company
Company Phone: (970) 776-5501
Account Name: Weld Food Bank
Account Number: 687-016117
Representative: Gary H. Perl
Weld Food Bank Tax ID: 74-2244826
You will receive notification for tax purposes immediately following the sale of your stock.