Surrey, B.C.: Coast Capital announced today that their summer food drive raised $4,676.52 and 1,117 pounds of food for the Surrey Food Bank.
Friendly competition and weekly fundraisers fueled the generous giving spirit of Coast Capital’s back office departments at the credit union’s Surrey Help Headquarters. The fundraisers ranged from a staff BBQ to a “can”struction sand castle competition to raise money and gather non-perishable donations for the Surrey Food Bank.
“At Coast Capital Savings, having fun and helping our communities is in our DNA,” said Lawrie Ferguson, Chief Marketing Officer, Coast Capital Savings. “Through our fun and competitive fundraisers for the Surrey Food Bank, we were able to rally our team spirit, have fun and, most importantly, make a positive impact. We have deep roots in Surrey and it’s great to support the good and important work that the Surrey Food Bank does year round.”
Like most Canadian food banks, donations to the Surrey Food Bank are at their lowest during the summer months, even though the needs of their clients do not change. In fact, their needs increase as school breakfast and lunch programs are closed for the summer months. This puts additional pressure on families and individuals who rely on these programs for food security.
“Hunger knows no season, and during this lean time of year, donations of food and money are greatly appreciated. We thank Coast Capital for their generosity, support and efforts in helping us grow our community beyond hunger,” said Feezah Jaffer, Associate Executive Director, Surrey Food Bank. “This wonderful donation will directly help support over-14,000 low income clients in Surrey and North Delta who access our food bank monthly.”
About Coast Capital Savings
Coast Capital Savings is Canada's largest credit union by membership. An Imagine Canada Caring Company, the credit union invested $5.6 million into local communities in 2016, focusing on empowering and engaging youth. Named a BC Top Employer in 2017, Coast Capital is also a member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club. It has 52 branches serving its 543,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. To learn more, visit coastcapitalsavings.com.
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