Planned Giving

Your Planned Gift can create a future where everyone thrives.

A planned gift allows you to make a lasting contribution reflecting the values and passions important to you. Establishing a planned gift allows you to provide for your loved ones, while also ensuring Second Harvest has the support needed to end the challenges of food insecurity — for generations to come.

This form of charitable giving makes a lasting impact on the community and involves a person’s assets or estate rather than current income. You can arrange to make a planned gift in several ways, including a will. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount or leave a percentage of their estate after their lifetime. Some planned gifts can be designed to accomplish certain financial goals such as reducing your tax obligation. Bequests allow individuals the make larger gifts than they otherwise could during their lifetime.​

Ready to get started?

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to provide our community with an online tool so you can write a legal will, for free. Click below to make an estate plan and create a Planned Gift to support your Food Bank for generations to come. It’s 100% free to you and most people finish in 20 minutes or less. ​

Have you already included Second Harvest in your estate plan?

Please take a moment to complete the form below so we can ensure your gift is used in accordance with your wishes and thank you for making your legacy count! Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence. ​

Next Steps


Contact us at for additional information on bequests, to discuss your planned gift goals, or to discuss options for including Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee in your will or estate plan.


Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.


If you include Second Harvest in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. 

Our Legal Name: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Address: 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville, TN 37801
Federal Tax ID Number: 58-1450139
Main Phone Number: 865-521-0000

 Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. 


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