Ways to Give

Donate Online

412 Food Rescue accepts donations online using most major credit cards. Whether it is a one-time gift or monthly recurring donation, it is simple to give online. You can even make the donation in honor or in memory of someone special and, if you provide an address, they will be notified of this recognition.

Donate By Mail

Contributions to 412 Food Rescue can also be made via mail. Please send a money order/check payable to 412 Food Rescue to:

412 Food Rescue
Development Department
6140 Station Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

A donation receipt will be mailed to you if your address is provided.

Workplace Giving

Many workplaces offer easy solutions for employees to contribute to nonprofits that they wish to support financially. Whether through the annual United Way campaign or a system managed by the company, these donations often allow employees to have pre-taxable income deducted from their paycheck and designated to a charity of their choice. 

Check with your employer as to how you may be able to support 412 Food Rescue in this way or, if your workplace would like to direct donations to 412 Food Rescue, please contact Danielle DeWitt at danielledewitt@412foodrescue.org to discuss. 

United Way of Southwestern PA – use code 12835179

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by employees, spouses, and retirees.  This is a great way to double or triple your gift’s impact.  

Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program!

Monthly Donations

The ongoing support of monthly donors helps ensure that 412 Food Rescue has reliable resources in place at all times, especially when there may be emergency needs–so that we can provide immediate relief to our food-insecure neighbors in crisis.

It’s easy and convenient.  By selecting your monthly donation amount on our website now, you will know your donation is taken care of for the entire year to come. And come December, you can rest assured that your tax-deductible giving for the year is taken care of.

Also know that it can be canceled at any time.

Peer-to-Peer Funding

Leverage your networks to collectively impact hunger and food waste by raising funds for 412 Food Rescue. Host a virtual fundraiser on sites like Facebook or GoFundMe to take all of the work out of collecting donations. Promote your involvement with the organization or encourage donations from friends and family in lieu of gifts for a special day. These are all easy ways to increase support to a cause you are passionate about.

Forms of Giving Other Than Cash:

Appreciated Stock/Mutual Fund Donations

You can donate a gift of appreciated stocks or mutual funds to support 412 Food Rescue. Your donation may still be eligible for a tax deduction, and it may also allow you to avoid or reduce capital gains taxes. For more information on potential tax advantages, please consult with your financial advisor.

Before transferring stock, please contact Meg Bernard at meg@412foodrescue.org to provide information about your gift, including the stock name and number of shares to be transferred.  This information is necessary for us to provide you with the appropriate receipt and acknowledgment language for your tax purposes. 

Stock Transmittal Information:
PNCI Account #:  005 284 820
DTC#:  0226
Broker/Dealer: PNC Investments/National Financial Services
Phone: 800-622-7086 

Give from Your Donor-Advised Funds

You’ve set up a donor-advised fund to manage your charitable giving—and now you can easily provide a gift from your fund to benefit 412 Food Rescue!  Simply enter the name of the sponsoring financial institution in the green box below and you can make the transfer instantly.   If your institution does not appear, contact your advisor directly to make your recommendation. 

412 Food Rescue EIN#: 47-3476140

You can make a one-time or recurring gift from your DAF. As you received a charitable deduction at the time you set up the DAF, your distribution will not be eligible for a tax deduction. 

Check should be made payable to 412 Food Rescue, and mailed to 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15206. Be sure to ask your advisor to include your contact information when transmitting the gift so we can  appropriately acknowledge the gift. Or, you can let us know yourself – contact meg@412foodrescue.org.

Retirement Account Distributions

Qualified charitable distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), are current gifts with an immediate impact. Often referred to as “IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts,” these gifts are distributions paid directly from an IRA to a nonprofit.

If you are 70½ or older, you can transfer as much as $100,000 per year from an IRA directly to 412 Food Rescue—without counting this transfer as taxable income.

If you were 70½ before January 1, 2020, the qualified charitable distribution counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD). If you are 70½ after January 1, 2020, you do not have required minimum distribution until age 72. Note, that if RMD’s are not met, the IRA owner will face a tax penalty. Therefore donating the RMD is a great way to mitigate that tax penalty while also benefiting 412 Food Rescue.

Another way to donate IRA assets is by naming 412 Food Rescue as a designated beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA or company retirement plan.

Your IRA custodian can assist you with making a gift of your RMD. Checks may be made payable to 412 Food Rescue and mailed to 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  

Legacy Gifts in Your Will

In a simple document, you can easily create a lasting gift to 412 Food Rescue by naming the organization in your will.  This type of gift, called a bequest, helps ensure that we can continue to feed the food-insecure and keep perfectly good food out of landfills for many years to come.  

This type of gift is a wonderful way for you to know that after your lifetime, your legacy will endure. Bequests can be augmented at any time during your life.  There are several ways a bequest can be funded:  you can specify a dollar amount to 412 Food Rescue, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after other provisions are made. You may also provide a gift of a physical asset such as a home or vehicle.

Our federal tax ID number is: 47-3476140.

Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.

Sample language: 

For an unrestricted gift that enables 412 Food Rescue to use your gifts for the most pressing current needs: 

“I give to 412 Food Rescue, a nonprofit organization currently located at 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.”

To designate your provision for a particular purpose:

“I give to 412 Food Rescue, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as 412 Food Rescue determines that the need exists. If 412 Food Rescue shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then 412 Food Rescue may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above.”

Start today; let us know!

If you have named 412 Food Rescue in your will or living trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Letting us know of your plan is also a great way  for us to be able to plan for the future.  You may remain anonymous if you wish, and we will respect that your name is to be kept in strict confidence. 

If you choose to allow your name, we will be honored to count you as a member of our Legacy Society, along with others who have chosen this generous manner of giving.  By recognizing the Legacy Society in our communications, written materials and on our website, you will be providing a wonderful incentive for other donors to do the same.

Please contact Meg Bernard at meg@412foodrescue.org or 412-746-7585 for more information.