How to Donate

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Financial Contributions

Contributions can be made by credit cards, checks, or cash. If you wish to donate by check, please make it payable to Manna Food Project (even if you are designating your gift for a specific area food pantry), and mail your donation to:

Manna Food Project
8791 McBride Park Court
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

If you would like to designate your gift to a specific program (i.e., “Food 4 Kids” backpack program, food rescue, or a specific food pantry–see list), please write the designation in the memo portion of your check, or inform a staff member.

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Keep us informed of your planned giving.

This letter of intent is kept confidential and ensures your gift is used for your intended purpose.

Suggested language for bequests.

If you are including Manna in your estate planning, this document provides helpful language for bequests.

Appreciated Securities

Manna accepts gifts of stock, bonds, and mutual funds. Please contact our office for details on how to process such donations or use our Stock Transfer Instructions.

IRA Charitable Rollover or QCD

If you own an IRA and are age 70 1/2 or over, the IRA Charitable Rollover is a smart and easy way to support Manna Food Project. The rollover amount is not subject to income tax, and your gift is put to immediate use helping to feed the hungry among us. Please contact your financial advisor to learn more about qualified charitable distributions.

Planned Giving

Have you considered including Manna Food Project in your will or living trust? Contact your professional estate planner to discuss ways it may reduce taxes on your estate. Get started online at

Donor Advised Funds

You may establish a Donor Advised Fund through a financial investment firm of your choice or through your Community Foundation. A Donor Advised Fund allows taxpayers to make a large fully deductible contribution in one tax year and then use those funds every year after that to make charitable contributions to qualified public charities, like Manna Food Project. Donate with a DAF

Charitable Gift Annuities

With a charitable gift annuity, you can make a gift now, receive a partial tax benefit, and receive interest above current CDs or money market rates for the rest of your life, or the rest of your spouse’s life. Your gift may come from appreciated stock or an IRA distribution, which may reduce income taxes.

Life Insurance Policy

You can name Manna Food Project as the beneficiary or partial beneficiary of any life insurance policy that you hold. If the Manna is the sole beneficiary of the life insurance policy, you generally will receive an income tax charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the policy or its cost basis, whichever is less.

IRA Beneficiary

You can name Manna Food Project as a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA. This may reduce taxes paid by your children upon your death, as well as your income taxes in the year of the gift. Manna will receive 100 percent of the gift amount.