Join the Carrington Society


Planned giving creates tax benefits for donors while supporting our hunger relief mission.

Nancy Carrington, long-time leader of Connecticut Food Bank

You may wish to make a gift through your will or trust, use different types of assets or create a gift which pays you income back. 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 Food Bank as a beneficiary is an easy way to support our future hunger relief efforts. A bequest can be a gift of cash, securities or other specified asset. View our sample bequest language.

Retirement Accounts or Life Insurance

Naming Connecticut Food Bank 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 do!

If you would like more information about the Connecticut Food Bank Legacy Circle or if you have named Connecticut Food Bank in your estate plans, please contact Senior Director of Development Beverly Catchpole at (203) 469-5000 or send her an email.