PLanning Your Gift

Create A Gift Plan

The creation of a legacy gift is a personal choice and It is important that you create the plan that works best for you. Our Individual Giving Coordinator would be happy to help make it happen. Contact a Calgary Food Bank representative by email at if you have any questions, or thoughts on what you envision your legacy could be.


The Calgary Food Bank always recommends that you work with your financial advisor to establish your planned gift.


  • Fill out the Gift of Securities form so you can easily transfer the shares you wish to gift. 
  • Your gift is valued at the close of day value (fair market value) on the day it is received.
  • A tax receipt is issued for the fair market value of the transferred securities.
  • When you transfer shares ‘in-kind’ directly (versus selling the shares and giving the cash), the capital gains tax is eliminated.


  • Talk with your family about your plan to make a gift through your will and why it is important to you.
  • Meet with your trusted advisors to discuss how to fit the gift into your long-term financial plan and will.
  • Contact a Calgary Food Bank representative to obtain wording choices for your will or to discuss the details.


  • Gift an asset like your house while you continue to live in your home on a life estate basis.
  • A tax receipt is issued today for a calculated future value of the house.
  • The Calgary Food Bank will take possession when you no longer need the house.


There are two ways to give through life insurance:

  • Designate the Calgary Food Bank as a beneficiary of your policy. The tax receipt will help reduce estate taxes.
    By changing ownership of the policy to the Calgary Food Bank you will create a future legacy and receive an annual tax receipt for the premiums paid.
  • With a full life policy (fully paid) a tax receipt is issued for the cash surrender value of the policy at the time of the gift.


There are two ways to give RRSPs:

  • Obtain consent from Canada Revenue Agency to donate RRSP or RRIF funds (or spousal RRSP) to a charity. Use the tax receipt on your next tax return.
  • Designate the Calgary Food Bank as the beneficiary and the tax receipt will help reduce estate taxes.
For additional information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website, ‘Giving to Charity – Information for Donors’.

    Get In Touch

    Contact a Calgary Food Bank giving representative at

    Our legal name: Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society
    Our address: 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5
    Canadian Charitable Registration Number: 130 167 349 RR0001

    In the spirit of reconciliation, the Calgary Food Bank acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

    Calgary Food Bank

    5000 11 Street SE
    Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5


    By appointment only
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

    Donation Centre, Door 7

    Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


    Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

    Or book online



    Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


    5020 12A Street SE
    Calgary, AB T2G 5K9


    Reception: 403-253-2059


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