THE FULL CUPBOARD

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

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Island Savings 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 Island Savings operates.

Last year 80,000 British Columbians accessed their local food bank, 1 of every 3 clients is a child.

Get involved today. It's easy and will make an incredible difference in the lives of children and families right here at home!



Wondering how you can help with the COVID-19 response?


​We’re proud to be joining our employees, members and community partners to support local food banks across our region. Our food bank partners are on the front lines, offering help to those in need and many are facing increases in clients and decreases in donations. The Full Cupboard has committed $23,100 to food banks throughout our region. Join us in helping our communities.     

Donate now online with our community partner, Food Banks B.C. 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 STAY in your community. That’s a great way to ensure every penny counts.  


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Together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families in our communities. Join us with your support — donate online or in branch today. 

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​Learn More About The Full Cupboard


The Full Cupboard impact

Island Savings is dedicated to raising 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.

In 2019, over $77,550 was raised and over 2,730 pounds of food was collected by our employees, members and community partners. Since launching The Full Cupboard in June 2016, with the help of our employees, members and community partners, $303,715 has been donated to local food banks serving communities where Island Savings 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 Chris Waddell at CWaddell@islandsavings.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 unspecified funds equitably and ensure that all communities in our region are supported by The Full Cupboard. 

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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 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 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

Island Savings' Community Investment team is always available to answer your questions or take your call.

Email
CWaddell@islandsavings.ca

Phone
Chris Waddell
Marketing & Community Coordinator
250-748-4728

Mail
The Full Cupboard Island Savings
499 Canada Way
Duncan, BC
V9L 1T7

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