Langley Advance sales manager Peggy O'Brien boxed up some of the toys donated at the newspaper office to the Envision Fill the Cupboard program.

Langley Advance proud to be part of Envision’s holiday charity program

The Full Cupboard gift tree campaign wraps up Dec. 12.

Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard is a community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in communities where Envision Financial operates.

Last year, more than 95,000 B.C.ers used their local food bank, 30 per cent of whom were children.

Envision members and non members can contribute by dropping off nonperishable food items, or by making a cash donation at any Envision Financial branch, including the one in Langley at 20193 64th Ave.

All food and funds remain in the community where they were collected – which, locally, directly benefits the local food charities

“The money we raise here in Willoughby goes to Langley Sources Food Bank,” explained Jan McIlvaney, investment services assistant with Willoughby’s Envision. “The money that’s raised in Hope goes to the Hope Food Bank. That’s what is unique about it.”

As an extension of the program, Envision branches have put up Christmas “gift trees” where members, non members, and staff can take a tag off a tree, buy an unwrapped gift for a child, teen, or senior, and deliver the gift to the branch by Dec. 12.

Through the annual Full Cupboard Holiday Program trees can be found at any Envision branch or insurance location, or the Langley Advance office.

Nonperishable food items are also accepted.

The gifts are earmarked for the Langley Christmas Bureau.

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