Island Savings

About the Full Cupboard

For over six years Island Savings has been building a bubble around at-risk kids through our Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) program. We've been supporting (and will continue to support) amazing community organizations that offer programs and services helping kids build self-confidence, resilience and engagement in the community – skills that last a lifetime.

Our launch of The Full Cupboard takes our community investment a step further. We're extending our support to local food banks to ensure islanders needing some extra, immediate help have access to nutritious and healthy food resources. Here are some stats to set the stage:

  • 1 out of every 3 food bank users is a child
  • Last year 25% of households helped by Food Banks BC were families with children – 50% were single parent families
  • Each month, BC food banks provide an additional 237,000 meals through shelters, soup kitchens and school lunches

The Full Cupboard aims to ensure no Island child goes hungry. There are four pillars that are guiding the work we are doing in partnership with our employees, members, community partners and Food Banks BC:

  1. Fundraising
  2. Education
  3. Leadership
  4. Wellbeing

Over the course of the next three years, the Island Savings team and The Full Cupboard will work hard to address the issue of hunger through all four pillars of action.

 

Get involved

 

Help us raise funds to serve the equivalent of 650,000 meals to Islanders through local food banks. Donate online or in branch today.