Ways to Give


Monthly Recurring

Recurring contributions reduce administrative costs so more of each gift goes to food aid. There’s no easier way to help fight hunger.

To sign-up, visit the Donate page and select “Month” under repeat payment.
 

Cash Gifts

Your personal cash gift, including by credit card at Donate Now, is a secure, direct way to a gift of support. Your gift supports immediate, current needs for annual food distribution and operations to feed the hungry.

If you wish to donate by mail, send your check to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, 1025 Electric Road, Salem, VA 24153. Please include a return address for your gift acknowledgment.
 

Employer Matched Gifts

Often your gift to Feeding America Southwest Virginia can be multiplied by matching funds from employers, companies or foundations.

If you are a current or retired employee, contact your employer’s human resource department or its online resources to learn more about how your gift may qualify for matching funds to be donated to our cause.
 

Donor Advised Fund

A DAF is a charitable account a donor establishes with companies like Fidelity or Schwab Charitable, among others, to support their personal philanthropy. After establishing a donor-advised fund, the donor recommends grants to qualified public charities.

If you have a DAF, please consider recommending a disbursement to Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
 

Gift of Appreciated Assets

Gifts of appreciated assets, publicly traded securities, and bonds are encouraged and may provide a tax benefit to a donor. Gifts of Stock may be transferred electronically. For more information and to share your intent to make a gift of stock, please contact Jenny Doud, Vice President of External Affairs, at (540) 342-3011 ext. 7034, or by filling our contact form.
 

Real and Personal Property

Gifts of real estate or personal property, including art, antiques, automobiles, and collections are other grate ways to make a gift. If you donate appreciated property, you can avoid capital gains tax with a gift to our mission. Please contact Feeding America Southwest Virginia for more information to assist with your plans to donate.

 

Gift-in-Kind

Gifts of tangible assets can be of significant benefit to a non-profit like Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Such gifts may include: construction materials, furniture, printing services, warehouse equipment, trucks, and food. Gratis professional services are also allowable by law. Some gifts-in-kind may be tax deductible. For donations valued at $5,000 or more, please contact Feeding America Southwest Virginia to learn more on how to quality your gift for a charitable deduction.
 

Gift Planning

You can provide for the future needs of our mission by naming Feeding America Southwest Virginia in your gift plans. The Legacy Society of Feeding America Southwest Virginia is an honorary association that recognizes individuals whose planned gift(s) have already been received or have been established to provide a future benefit to the Food Bank. Planned gifts include bequests made through testamentary devices such as wills, retirement plans, and revocable trusts, as well as lifetime gifts that provide income to donors and their beneficiaries.

Membership in the Legacy Society is open to individuals who inform us that they have provided for Feeding America Southwest Virginia in their wills or trusts, or through other planned/deferred gift options. Many planned giving options offer substantial benefits to donors from bequests that reduce estate taxes to trusts that preserve income for retirement, often with substantial gifts to beneficiaries.

Our staff is available to discuss these types of gifts with you and your financial advisor.
 

By Mail or In Person

Gifts may be sent or delivered to either office:

Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Salem Headquarters and Distribution Center
1025 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153

Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Abingdon Distribution Center
21452 Gravel Lake Rd.
Abingdon, VA 24211

 

Small Gifts, Big Impact

Recurring Monthly Contributions are convenient for you and allow us to plan programs in advance to respond when we’re needed. $25 per month will help provide over 2,000 meals this year. Visit our Donate Page and select “Monthly” under Recurring Option to sign-up.

Kroger Community Rewards Program donates money anytime you buy groceries at your local Kroger store. Visit www.kroger.com to create your profile and select the store where you shop most frequently. Open your Account Summary screen and at the bottom “Community Rewards” section, search and select Feeding America Southwest Virginia. That’s it! Each and every person can earn FASWVA up to $300 per quarter, with a cap of $50,000 for FASWVA. That’s some serious money. With every Kroger shopping trip, you’ll be feeding both your family and the hungry in our region!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchase via Amazon.com to select charities. Simply visit www.smile.amazon.com (bookmark it for future easy-access) and sign in using your normal account. Search and select Feeding America Southwest Virginia, and you’re ready to go! Amazon shop-til-you-drop and fight hunger at the same time.

Charity Miles is a free iPhone/Android app that lets you earn money for Feeding America national while you exercise! Simply download the app, search and select Feeding America, choose your type of exercise, and then, get ready…set…go fundraise! Find out more at www.charitymiles.org.

 

Contact Us

For assistance making your gift contact Jenny Doud, Vice President of External Affairs, at (540) 342-3011 ext. 7034, or by filling our contact form.