Crown of Curling helps Feed the Valley
The Valley First Crown of Curling has partnered with Feed the Valley, Valley First Credit Union’s hunger-fighting program.
The Kamloops Curling Club has been collecting food-bank donations for a number of years; however, the partnership with Feed the Valley will mean the food bank can help even more people in need in the Kamloops area.
“We are grateful for the consistent support of Valley First and the creative ideas that have unfolded through this campaign,” said Bernadette Siracky, executive director of the Kamloops Food Bank. ‘
“The thoughtful efforts ensure that we can feed each person who comes to our door. This is a true example of corporate social responsibly in action.”
Len Bosch, chairman of the organizing committee for this year’s Crown, agrees bringing Feed the Valley on board is good for the Crown and good for the community.
“We know the Crown has great economic spinoff for Kamloops and the surrounding area,” says Bosch.
“Partnering with Feed the Valley will allow us to create some tremendous community spinoffs, too.”
During the Crown, Valley First employees will be there to collect food and cash donations.
All proceeds will go to the Kamloops Food Bank.
Since March 2010, Feed the Valley has raised more than $10,000 and 1,400 pounds of food for the food bank.
Launched to coincide with hunger awareness month in March 2010, Feed the Valley is a corporate citizenship program created by Valley First.
Feed the Valley aims to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks.
With the ultimate goal of eliminating hunger through the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys, Feed the Valley has raised more than $300,000 since its inception.