Donations are straight forward - your pledge supports us as a registered charitable organization, and you get a tax receipt at the end of the year for the full amount of your donation - plus a little thank you reward. Mostly you get to feel awesome for supporting an awesome project that grows health and community.
Pay-It-Forward systems are a bit more complex. Half of your pledge counts as donation (helping CRUF do things like donate more healthy fresh food to the food bank). The other half purchases things for you and your family, as outlined in the pledge details on the right of our Patreon page. Because part of your pledge is a donation, you still get a tax receipt at the end of the year - but for half the amount of your donation, rather than the full amount.