Community invited to support their local food bank through unique partnership with Envision Financial and Boston Pizza
Submitted. Envision Financial is proud to announce that on October 8, it will be partnering with seven local Boston Pizza locations to host a family-friendly pub night style fundraiser in support of The Full Cupboard. An innovative community program, Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard was developed with the intention of raising food, funds and awareness for food banks throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat.
This fundraiser will be held at the locations on South Fraser Way and Sumas Way in Abbotsford, Coquitlam Centre, Fleetwood, Pitt Meadows, South Surrey and Walnut Grove. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and include a pizza buffet with a choice of pop, wine and beer. Tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or can be purchased in person at the following Envision Financial branches (check out http://www.envisionfinancial.ca for the latest information on ticket sales):
· Abbotsford Village (Abbotsford events)
· Town Centre (Abbotsford events)
· Ridge Meadows (Pitt Meadows)
· Sunwood (Coquitlam)
· Fleetwood (Surrey)
· South Point (South Surrey) – SOLD OUT
· Willoughby and Langley City (Walnut Grove) – SOLD OUT
Launched in 2013, The Full Cupboard was developed 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. Through this program, Envision Financial has committed to raising at least $1 million for local food banks over the next 10 years. Notably, nearly $142,000 and more than 16,500 pounds of food has been raised and collected since the program’s inception in March 2013.
“We’re proud of the long history that Envision Financial and our employees have of supporting the local food banks in our communities,” says Susan Byrom, community investment manager at Envision Financial. “We’re excited to be partnering with Boston Pizza to continue to raise awareness and funds for these important community organizations. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the number of people using food banks in B.C. rise, so we’re happy to do our part to give back and help those in need.”
Members of the local community can also support The Full Cupboard program by donating non-perishable food items or making cash donations at their nearest 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.
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 38 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information, visit envisionfinancial.ca.