The 4th annual “Our Hometown for Hunger” event raised a record $5000. These funds will be permanently invested in the East Kootenay Community Credit Union Endowment Fund, which is held by the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, and benefits Salvation Army food programs in Cranbrook.
Once again, Denham Ford’s Steve Zsillei and B-104/The Drive’s Riley Wilcox shared their energy and expertise to organize this fun community event, which was held on August 15th.
Denham Ford generously matched donations up to $1000.00. Silverado Industries and K.D. Electric each made a corporate donation. East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) provided two $250 GICs as draw prizes. Donations from individuals, businesses, and the on-site food vendors, including Denham Ford’s matching funds, totalled $5000.
Steve Zsillei said, “Denham Ford believes in supporting our community over the long-term. By building this endowment, we’re helping to provide a grant, every year, forever, to our local Salvation Army food programs. A huge ‘thank you’ to everybody who came out for lunch as well as all the food vendors and volunteers.”
According to Nancy Lemire, Salvation Army Community Ministries Coordinator, “Feeding hungry people is very important to us, and, as shown by this event, it is also important to our community. The annual grant from the EKC Endowment Fund helps us serve 24,000 school lunches and 13,000 community meals, every year. Thank you so very much to everyone involved with Hometown for Hunger for your efforts, your energy, your mindfulness, your inclusion, and for everything you do for less fortunate folks in our community. Thanks for helping us to help others!”
– Submitted by Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies