STOMP has made it its mission to partner with food banks across the country to STOMP Out Hunger! The international percussion sensation is teaming up with Envision Financials’ community initiative ‘The Full Cupboard’, Star 98.3, Country 107.1 and Spectra Venue Management at the Abbotsford Centre to STOMP Out Hunger in the community, by raising awareness for an important cause while encouraging people to donate to the local food bank.

Envision Financial will be accepting monetary donations and non-perishable food items from December 17, 2018 to January 12, 2019 at the Highstreet branch (3122 Mount Lehman Rd) and at the Abbotsford Village branch (2090 Sumas Way). Donations will also be accepted at the EnVision Financial Guest Services Office inside the Abbotsford Centre from now until the day of the show. Patrons are encouraged to bring a donation to drop off when attending an event at the Abbotsford Centre. All donations received over the course of this campaign will go to the local food bank.

“This is such an important cause, especially during this time of year and we’re excited to be involved in the coordination of this initiative in the community. I’d like to personally thank our venue partners Envision Financial Credit Union, and media outlets Star FM and Country 107.1 for their continued support of community initiatives such as this,” stated Abbotsford Centre General Manager, Andrew Nash.

Anyone who donates at one of these locations will be given the opportunity to win a Family 4-pack of tickets to the STOMP performance at the Abbotsford Centre on January 26, 2019.


About STOMP Out Hunger:
STOMP has made it its mission to partner with food banks across the country to STOMP Out Hunger. The show began its quest to reduce hunger in North America with a partnership with Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization, in December of 2007. The producers were looking for a way to give back to the community and with the timing of the holidays the partnership was a natural one. However, due to the current economic climate including high unemployment rates and state budget cuts, hunger organizations have seen an overwhelming demand for food assistance. As such, STOMP has dedicated itself to bringing attention to the heightened needs of food charities across the country all year round by sponsoring canned food drives in as many cities as possible.

About The Full Cupboard:
Envision Financial is committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of our members and a meaningful difference in our local communities. That’s why we established The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates. Last year 103,464 British Columbians accessed their local food bank, 32.2% of whom were children. Our goal is to raise 1 million dollars and 100,000 pounds of food by 2023.

About Abbotsford Centre – Events. Experiences. Memories
The Abbotsford Centre is committed to serving as a leading Canadian sports & entertainment venue by consistently providing its guests with outstanding event value, unique experiences and lasting memories. Its vision is the City of Abbotsford as a dynamic hub for western Canadian lifestyle, heritage and culture inspired by sports activity, entertainment diversity and community connectivity. Managed by Spectra Venue Management, the venue can accommodate 8,500 for concerts and 7,006 for special events such as rodeos, circuses, ice skating and family shows, along with hockey, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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