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?

To obtain our account information to initiate a stock transfer, please contact us.

By phone: Riphard Nicolas (954) 427-2222 ext. 6642, or Customer Service (800) 427-9104.

By email:

Please note it is critical that you email us at and provide us with the following information so we can properly process your gift and thank you accordingly:

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

Below is the general information for our brokerage account that will receive your investment security donation. Complete transfer instructions, including the receiving account number, will be provided by our Stock Donation team as noted above.

  • Broker: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch's DTC #: 8862 (you must advise your stockbroker of this number)
  • Merrill Lynch Account #: Contact Riphard Nicolas for Account #
  • Food For The Poor’s Tax ID #: 59-2174510

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