Join the Carrington Society

Nancy Carrington, long-time leader of Connecticut Food Bank

You may wish to make a gift through your will or trust or name Connecticut Foodshare as one of your beneficiaries on your life insurance or other investment accounts or assets. Each of these options may be considered legacy or planned gifts.

Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. The correct plan for you balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

Making a planned gift makes you a member of our Carrington Society, named in honor of long-time Connecticut Food Bank CEO Nancy Carrington, who led the food bank for 25 years, until her retirement in 2014. Her vision, foresight, and dedication have helped to build a strong and responsive organization that helps hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in our service area who are struggling with hunger.

Types of Planned Gifts


A bequest in your will naming Connecticut Foodshare as a beneficiary is a straightforward way to support our mission. A bequest can be a gift of cash, securities, or other specified asset.

Don’t have a will? Through our partnership with FreeWill, you can begin your plans online for free at Find out how you can protect yourself and your future by establishing a legally valid will. Join the movement and the more than 550,000 individuals who have secured their futures through FreeWill.

Retirement Accounts or Life Insurance

Naming Connecticut Foodshare as a beneficiary of life insurance or a 401(K), 403(B), pension, IRA or other retirement account is a simple way to provide a steady source of nutritious food for families in need; this is a step that even someone in their 20s can take.

If you would like more information about the Connecticut Foodshare’s Carrington Society or if you have named Connecticut Foodshare in your estate plans, please contact Senior Director of Strategic Giving, Kathryn Mastandrea at (860) 856-4325 or email