The Western Communities Foundation is helping out food banks across Canada with the Community Food and Nutrition Emergency Fund program.
Tiffany Holmgren from the Yorkton Western Financial Group branch presented the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbors with $500 through the program.
This donation is part of a $75,000 contribution from Western. From now until December 31, 2020, Western's local leaders will award a food bank or food-related organization in each of their communities with a donation from Western, to be matched by the Western Communities Foundation for an estimated $500 per community.
"Our $75,000 investment will be leveraged up to five times the initial amount. This means that for every $500 donation, 1,500 meals will be provided across the country! That's upwards of 225,000 meals in total!" said Laurette LaPlante, Director, Western Communities Foundation, in a release.
The Western Community Foundation was established in 2002 to give back to the communities where Western Financial Group operates, to give back to the communities and foster employee pride and engagement.