Mission: To provide daily nutritious meals, social interaction, and wellness checks for the homebound and elderly in our community.

Vision: Sarasota residents are empowered to live independently with access to services that eliminate hunger and isolation.

Leave A Legacy
Planned Giving

Keep our wheels turning! Ensure that Meals on Wheels of Sarasota can continue to nourish and support Sarasota with its services through your legacy. Here are ideas for your consideration  meet with your advisors for their advice about:

Your Will or Living Trust:

Arrange a charitable bequest for Meals on Wheels of Sarasota in your will or trust. The process is simple and inexpensive. Just add your bequest the next time you have your will or trust reviewed by your attorney.

Life Insurance: 

If you have an existing life insurance policy, you can name Meals on Wheels of Sarasota as a beneficiary for any percentage. If your policy has cash value and you no longer need it, you can donate the policy directly to the organization and claim an income tax deduction for its value.

Charitable Remainder Trusts:

If you have highly appreciated assets like real estate or stock, a charitable trust might be considered. The trust pays you income for life and leaves the remaining assets to the charity of choice as a gift at the end of your life. Plus, these trusts can provide remarkable tax savings.

Savings Accounts and CD’s:

You can make arrangements for the balance to go directly to the organization at your death with a Payable-on-Death account from your savings account or your certificate of deposit. Ask your bank for the proper paperwork. This is a simple process that bypasses probate.


You can make a gift from your IRA or other retirement plans. You can name Meals on Wheels of Sarasota as a beneficiary to receive a portion of the balance at the end of your life by simply signing a Change of Beneficiary Form.


Transfer shares of stock and mutual funds directly to Meals on Wheels of Sarasota. If your shares have appreciated in value, avoid capital gains tax and still earn a deduction and donor recognition for the fair market value of the donated stock. Set up your investment account as a transfer-on-death account, so that the balance will come directly to Meals on Wheels upon your death.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement for Programs and Services

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota has a policy of non-discrimination in all programs and services. No one shall be excluded on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran and military status or disability unless required by the eligibility guidelines for services.

Donor Privacy Policy

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota does not sell or distribute donor information in any way. You can be assured your information is secured and protected at all times and only used by this agency in processing your donation and supplying you with Meals on Wheels of Sarasota information.

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Inc is designated exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Meals on Wheels of Sarasota’s tax identification number is 59-1391249 and Florida Registration number is CH 52. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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