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Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds to the REFB can allow you to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Designating the REFB as the beneficiary of your securities is another way to help us end hunger in our community. To assist you with your transfer of securities to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, please see below.

The REFB is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification number 68-0121855.
Transfer stock to the Redwood Empire Food Bank account at Merrill Lynch, Santa Rosa.
For electronic stock transfers, the (DTC) number is 5198.

For questions about stock transfers, please contact our representative, Steve Smith, Merrill Lynch, Senior Financial Advisor, 707-575-6342.

Tax Tip

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