How to donate stocks

Thank you very much for your interest in donating securities to Food For The Poor, Inc. We indeed appreciate this type of donation and are prepared to handle it efficiently.

Have a brokerage account?

Please contact us at (954) 427-2222 or 1-800-427-9104 and ask for Customer Service or email us at stockdonation@foodforthepoor.org to obtain complete account information to initiate a transfer.

Once you have obtained the complete account information, the most practical and efficient way to make the donation is to approach your stockbroker and request them to transfer the stock electronically to our broker. Below is the contact information to initiate a stock transfer:

  • Broker: Merrill Lynch, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch's DTC #: 8862 (you must advise your stockbroker of this number)
  • Contact at Merrill Lynch: Diego A Obando, Financial Advisor
  • Contact phone number: (800) 842-3005 or (305) 347-2536
  • Contact fax number: (305) 929-8247
  • Email: diego.a.obando@ml.com
  • Food For The Poor's Tax ID #: 59-2174510

Upon making your donation it is critical that you email us at stockdonation@foodforthepoor.org and inform us of the following information to properly process your gift and thank you accordingly:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • The name of the stock/s
  • The number of shares

Don't have a brokerage account?

If you do not have a brokerage account and have the original stock certificate in your possession, please sign it in the appropriate place on the back of the certificate, exactly as your name appears in the front (If the certificate bears the names of two persons, both must sign).

Have your signature(s) guaranteed by any bank or broker (a Medallion guarantee is required) and mail it to us along with a stock power also obtained from any broker. If you do not send the stock power, upon receipt of your shares, our stockbroker will assist you with any additional documentation or steps to be taken.

Should you need additional information or assistance, please contact us at (954) 427-2222 and ask for Customer Service or email us at stockdonation@foodforthepoor.org