Planned Giving

As a donor, you are in control of your gift. You can designate it with a specific place or purpose in mind, or leave your gift unrestricted so we can apply it toward the areas of greatest need. We are here to assist you in planning your financial future to achieve the greatest benefit for you, your family and the programs that make up the West Suburban Community Pantry.

Planned giving gives you an opportunity to designate and see the greatest impact that your gift will have.   We have many opportunities to best serve our residents from which to choose from and to help ensure our long term sustainability in our community.


An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission. A portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in your honor.

Wills And Trusts

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Feeding America a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

By including a bequest to West Suburban Community Pantry in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come.

Beneficiary Designation

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

Just name West Suburban Community Pantry as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.