Full Cupboard celebrates first year

Fundraiser supports Abbotsford's food bank

Members of the Envision Financial corporate citizenship Susan Byrom (left) and Kim Houlind (right) encourage members of the community to support The Full Cupboard

Members of the Envision Financial corporate citizenship Susan Byrom (left) and Kim Houlind (right) encourage members of the community to support The Full Cupboard

Over the past year, food banks across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat have received nearly $98,000 and more than 11,600 pounds of food through The Full Cupboard program, including $6,194.48 to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

The Envision Financial program launched one year ago to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks, and the organization has committed to raising $1 million for local food banks over the next 10 years.

The Abbotsford Food Bank currently serves 3,000 people each month, of whom 1,200 are children. From May 5-9, Envision Financial is marking National Hunger Awareness Week at all of their locations by hosting events such as barbecues, plant sales and raffles.

Community members can support The Full Cupboard by donating non-perishable food items or making cash donations at their nearest branch or by participating in any of the activities.

All donations over $20 are tax-deductible. Donations can be made as one-time contributions, through regular, pre-authorized payments or online through thefullcupboard.ca or through the Food Banks B.C. online donations portal at: http://www.foodbanksbc.com/get-involved/thefullcupboard/.