Island Savings

You Asked?

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 works best for you. 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 you—can I still donate?
Absolutely! Just come into any Island Savings 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 Island Savings branch, will receive a tax receipt from your selected food bank on an annual basis, 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 communities are supported by The Full Cupboard.

Why was The Full Cupboard set up?
Since 2010 Island Savings has been proud to support organizations focused on Growing Island Families Together, better known as our GIFT program. Once we learned that 31.5% of food bank users are children, we realized that we can tackle the enormous problem of hunger in our communities!


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.