Planned Giving

What sets Ozarks Food Harvest apart is their ability to effectively leverage donations to help hundreds of organizations. Helping our neighbors who struggle with hunger provides an incredible amount of hope for so many who need it and will continue to need it for years to come. Jim and Gaynell Magers



Ozarks Food Harvest’s Legacy of Hope Planned Giving Program allows you to ensure that tomorrow’s children, families and seniors won’t go hungry. These gifts provide long term support of The Food Bank’s critical programs. They are typically bequests, but donors may also name Ozarks Food Harvest as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement fund, establish a variety of charitable trusts or make an outright gift. You can create and leave your legacy in several ways, knowing that your gifts will be crucial to meeting The Food Bank’s mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope.

  • Make a planned gift today

    This gift of long-term commitment is an excellent way to express your support for hunger-relief efforts across 28 counties in southwest Missouri.

  • There are many ways to give

    With so many opportunities to make a gift, anyone can be involved. And your generosity will benefit you, your family and Ozarks Food Harvest.

  • Your gift can help yourself and others

    A planned gift will help you leave your legacy and ensure the mission of Ozarks Food Harvest is secure.

ways to give


Remembering Ozarks Food Harvest in your will or trust is one of the most meaningful ways to leave a Legacy of Hope. This is one of the easiest — and most impactful — ways to make a difference with a planned gift. With the help of a financial advisor, you can include specific language in your will or trust that a gift be made to The Food Bank as part of your estate plan.

There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to Ozarks Food Harvest including:

  • Specific Bequest: Determine an outright dollar amount or asset to gift to Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Percentage Bequest: Determine a percentage of your estate to gift to Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Residual Bequest: After your loved ones have been provided for, gift all or some of the residuary estate to Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Contingent Bequest: The gift of your estate is only made in the event of the death of any beneficiaries.

Fill out the form below to receive easy to use bequest language from Ozarks Food Harvest.

To view an example of bequest language, click here.


You can designate Ozarks Food Harvest as the beneficiary of part or all of the remainder of your retirement assets with gifts from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan. Most people will not use all of their retirement assets within their lifetime making this type of gift an excellent way to support Ozarks Food Harvest.

Up to 70 percent of your retirement assets may be subject to estate and deferred income tax at your death. As a charity, Ozarks Food Harvest can become a tax-free beneficiary of these assets.


If you have excess life insurance, consider designating Ozarks Food Harvest as the beneficiary to secure tax benefits. Whether through your employer or separate policy you hold, there are a number of ways to designate this gift. In order to deduct premium payments as charitable deductions, you must name The Food Bank as both the policy owner and beneficiary.


It is truly the generosity of Ozarks Food Harvest’s friends that makes the work of hunger-relief possible. You can show your support in many ways when you make a planned gift. Your donations can fund several critical Ozarks Food Harvest programs, including child feeding sites, senior programs and bulk food purchases — whatever is most meaningful to you. Consider that there are many ways to support the fight against hunger. Please consult your financial advisor or attorney to determine what type of gift is most suited to your philanthropic goals.

  • Gifts of cash
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Bonds and Mutual Funds
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust


Your legacy gift to Ozarks Food Harvest will help us secure food assistance for more than 261,000 people across the Ozarks every year. By making a planned gift, you are expressing your belief in our mission of Transforming Hunger into Hope, loyalty for our cause and setting an example to others on the importance of philanthropy. You will be able to have a lasting impact on your community all while making an impact in the fight against hunger. Planned gifts can also boost your financial health and generate income for you.

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to Ozarks Food Harvest — one that will keep working to help those in need, one child, family or senior at a time.

We encourage you to discuss your giving options with a financial advisor or attorney. When you are ready to move forward, please fill out the contact form above or contact Ozarks Food Harvest directly.

Cassie Hanson, Director of Development (417) 865-3411

Please consider this site as an informational resource to help you achieve your philanthropic goals. This information is not intended as tax, legal or financial advice. Gift results may vary. Consult your financial advisor for information specific to your situation. Thank you for considering Ozarks Food Harvest in your planned giving.