THE FULL CUPBOARD

Raising food, funds and awareness for hunger in our communities.

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Envision Financial is committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of our members and a meaningful difference in our local communities. That’s why we established The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates.

Last year 124,713 British Columbians accessed their local food bank, 29.5% of whom were children.

Our goal is to raise 1 million dollars and 100,000 pounds of food by 2023. Help us get there!


​Wondering how you can get involved?


Join us in reducing hunger in your local community by supporting The Full Cupboard. Drop off non-perishable food items or make a cash donation at any Envision Financial branch. Donate now online with our community partner, Food Banks BC. 100% of your donation will support your local food bank.

The great thing about The Full Cupboard is that all food and funds collected in your community will STAY in your community - and THAT's a great way to ensure every penny counts.

Help us reach our goal of $1 Million and 100,000 pounds of food for our local food banks. Donate online or in branch today to make a difference in your community.

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​Learn More About The Full Cupboard


The Full Cupboard impact

Envision Financial is dedicated to a ten-year journey to raise food, funds and awareness about the critical issue of hunger in our communities. The Full Cupboard is an innovative community-based program designed to engage employees, members, community partners and local businesses to join us and support our local food banks.

We’ve committed to raising at least one million dollars and we’re well on our way!

In 2019, over $166,880 was raised and over 6,648 pounds of food was collected by our employees, members and community partners. Since launching The Full Cupboard in March 2013, with the help of our employees, members and community partners, $844,840 has been donated to local food banks serving communities where Envision Financial operates. Thank you to all our community partners who continue to make The Full Cupboard a successful program.

If you’d like to partner with The Full Cupboard and help support our local food banks, email us at thefullcupboard@envisionfinancial.ca, we’ll be happy to hear from you. 

Making donations to the Full Cupboard

We’re proud to partner with Food Banks BC to process your online donation. 100% of your donation goes directly to your selected food bank.

We know that there are some food banks throughout our region that may not always receive donations. So we established the “Unspecified partner food bank”. On a quarterly basis, Food Banks BC will let us know which food bank(s) received the least amount of donations; we’ll divide up any funds and ensure that all communities in our region are supported by The Full Cupboard.

MAKE A DONATION

FAQs

Where does the money I donate go?
It goes to the local food bank you specify. That way, the money you donate in your community stays in your community. Too often, charitable causes take funds and they go into a giant pot somewhere, but the impact isn’t seen at the local level. The Full Cupboard works because it’s a local movement.

Can I donate to more than one food bank?
Yes! Because the program allows you to choose which food bank your donation will benefit, you can certainly donate to more than one. 

Can I donate on a regular basis?
Of course! You can set up a pre-authorized contribution to the food bank of your choice – in an amount and frequency that you set up. So – if you want to donate $20 each payday, and you get paid every other Friday, just tell us—we’ll take care of the rest. 

What if I don't bank with Envision Financial—can I still donate?
Absolutely! Just come into any Envision Financial branch to make a cash donation, or donate online with our community partner, Food Banks BC. 

How do I get a tax receipt?
If you donate online you’ll receive your charitable tax receipt immediately from Food Banks BC. We’ve covered all administration fees so 100% of your donation will directly impact your chosen food bank. Cash donations of $20 or more, made at any Envision Financial branch, will receive a tax receipt from your selected food bank on a bi-annual basis. In the case of pre-authorized donations, you may receive a receipt at the end of the year, in time to use on your tax return. 

On your donation page what does “Unspecified partner food bank” mean?
Donors who want to contribute to The Full Cupboard, but who may not have a preference of food bank recipient, can chose this category. On a quarterly basis, Food Banks BC will let us know which food bank(s) received the least amount of donations. We’ll divide up the unspecified funds equitably—it helps to ensure that all our communities are supported by The Full Cupboard.

Why was The Full Cupboard set up?
To tackle the enormous problem of hunger in our communities. 

Contact us

Envision Financial’s Community Investment team is always available to answer your questions or take your call.

Email
thefullcupboard@envisionfinancial.ca

Phone
Christina Pocock
Foundation & Community Investment Specialist
604-539-7157

Mail
The Full Cupboard Envision Financial
6470 201 Street
Langley, BC
V2Y 2X4  


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