The Community Can program was held over two days on August 23rd and again on September 13th at the Calvary Baptist Church, which generated 180 canned goods for donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank.
“Community Can is such a unique incentive,” Captain Deb Vanderhayden of the Salvation Army explained. “Not only does it help the community, but it gives new life to a valuable lost skill.” The canned goods received a warm welcome at the Salvation Army food bank and will be shared with those in need.”
Vanderhayden adds, “The food bank was grateful to receive such a large donation and appreciates the time community members spent preparing the gift for others.”
Supporting this program was enticing with its two tier community benefits, explained CEO of NPCSU, Mitchel Chilcott.
“By investing in programs like Community Can, it helps engage the community in protecting and safeguarding our environment. Our financial contribution was leveraged through the skill development of others and recognized by the Salvation Army with the results of the program. Investing into programs like Community Can leads to building strong people, building even stronger communities.”
In addition to funding the Community Can program, a portion of the donation was used earlier in the year for the Food Secure Kids initiative.
Students were engaged with growing edible plants in garden beds to develop skills in producing food to be self-sustaining, increase healthy eating awareness, and provide free foot grown at the local level to those who need it most.
NPSCU is a full-service financial organization offering retail and business banking, investment and insurance products, serving the community for over 65 years.
NPSCU is the recipient of the National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.