You can help us end this year with a BANG by participating in our end of year donation match, your last chance of the year to DOUBLE your impact! Each online donation made between December 28-31 will be doubled up to $100,000, thanks to a matching grant made possible by the Dan and Kim Huish Family Foundation.
With your doubled gift, we can provide twice as many meals for kids at our pantries located inside schools along with our Mobile School Pantry. Twice as many meals delivered to homebound seniors and disabled clients. Twice as many holiday meals for families in our communities who are facing their toughest holiday season yet. 511,000 Utahns don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children might go to bed hungry tonight. These statistics illustrate the magnitude of the hunger, but with supporters like you, we can fill more tummies and continue fighting hunger statewide.
Remember, if you are looking for a 2020 tax deduction, you must donate before midnight on December 31. You can make a credit card donation until midnight on December 31 while if you’re mailing in a contribution, make sure it has a 2020 postage date. If you prefer to drop off a contribution at our Salt Lake or St. George warehouses, please remember that we close at 5:00pm on December 31.
A donation match is a great way to maximize your gift to Utah Food Bank! Below are some other tips to help you make the most of your charitable contribution. Giving before the end of the year can benefit your community AND you!
- Utilize the CARES Act. In addition to stimulus checks and other financial assistance, did you know that the CARES Act provides extra benefits to donors this year? Taxpayers can take a deduction for up to $300 (or $600 for a married couple filing jointly) in charitable contributions, and the benefits are even greater if you itemize.
- Give stock. Do you have highly appreciated stock? You may be able to donate it and receive a charitable deduction for the current value AND avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. Stocks and other appreciated assets like IRAs can take some time to transfer, so please contact us today!
- Be tax-smart with your IRA. If you are 70½ or older, you can direct all or part of the IRS’ required annual minimum distribution (up to $100,000) from a traditional IRA to a nonprofit. You’ll reduce your taxable income while simultaneously benefitting our community.
2021 will be here before you know it. Please donate today!