Envision Financial partners with food banks

Hope Community Services given $1,000 as part of The Full Cupboard program

Envision Financial has launched a new community program to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks, including the one operated by Hope Community Services.

To kick off The Full Cupboard, the credit union is making a $5,000 donation to Food Banks BC and $1,000 donations to each of the 11 food banks in the 10 communities where Envision operates – resulting in a total investment of $16,000.

“The statistics speak to the staggering need for an increased focus on supporting our local food banks,” said Envision Financial president Shelley Besse. “In the past five years, there has been a 23 per cent increase in the number of people using food banks in B.C. Envision Financial has a long history of supporting food banks with our funds as well as through our annual employee volunteer service week. The Full Cupboard deepens our commitment to our community food banks and reiterates our desire to give back in a substantial way in the fight against hunger.”

Following the success of Feed the Valley, the signature cause of Valley First, Envision Financial’s regional partner in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys, The Full Cupboard was created as a long-term community investment program at Envision Financial and will run in conjunction with the organization’s already well-established community support initiatives.

“A majority of our donations come in during the Christmas season and have to last all year,” said Maclynne Bourquin of Hope Community Services. “When that runs out we turn our efforts to fundraising. The Full Cupboard, and other corporate programs like it, help us bring in that much needed support throughout the year so that we can focus on what we do best—helping people.”

Envision Financial has committed to raising at least $1 million for local food banks over the next 10 years.

Anyone who wishes to support The Full Cupboard program can donate non-perishable food items or make cash donations at the local Envision Financial branch. Cash donations of $20 or more are tax-deductible and can be made as one-time contributions, through regular, pre-authorized payments or online at http://www.foodbanksbc.com/get-involved/thefullcupboard.

Just Posted

Summer comes early in the Fraser Valley

Record temperatures in Chilliwack before the season arrives elicit warnings

It may be ‘lights, camera, action!’ for talented Chilliwack doctor

Rob Forde is waiting to hear if he’ll become The Basement Doctor in his own reality show

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

UPDATE: Minor injuries in rollover crash that closed Sea-to-Sky

Hwy. 99 not expected to re-open until 2:30 p.m.

Fraser Valley about to heat up

Temperatures to climb into the low 30s next week

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

B.C. RCMP looking for $70,000 in stolen collector cash

Money, in Canadian and Chinese denominations, goes missing in Chilliwack

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

Stevenson has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development

Senate officially passes Canada’s marijuana legalization bill

Bill C-45 now moves to royal assent, which is the final step in the legislative process

Mosquitoes out in full force already? Blame the weather

But a B.C. mosquito expert says the heat wave will help keep the pests at bay

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of B.C. couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border – but with parents

Move would ease rules that limit how much time minors can be held with their parents

Without a big data strategy, Canadians at risk of being ‘data cows’

Presentation said artificial intelligence could give Facebook and Amazon even more power

Five B.C. families stuck in Japan as Canada refuses visas for adopted babies

Lawyer points to change in American policy around adoptions from Japan

Most Read