How does an organization like the Food Pantry sustain its operating budget? Currently, they send out community alerts requesting donations of supplies, hope for cash donations for rent, and do fundraisers where needed. An agency endowment fund has been created to open the door for a new source of income – a “forever” fund. Agency endowment funds benefit greatly not only from cash gifts, but from planned gifts – given through wills, retirement plans, charitable annuities and trusts. Ultimately, this fund will provide a perpetual stream of income for an organization that needs to concentrate on its mission, not fundraising. If you feel passionately about the Hancock County Food Pantry and its ability to provide services for the long-term, this is the fund for you!