Denham Ford’s 8th Annual Hometown for Hunger Event Raises over $7,000 for the StellerVista Credit Union Endowment Fund, Benefiting Local Salvation Army Food Programs

Cranbrook, BC (August 14, 2023) – Denham Ford’s 8th annual Hometown for Hunger event raised over $7,000 to support the Cranbrook Salvation Army’s local food programs!

The proceeds from the August 9th event will be permanently invested in the StellerVista Credit Union Endowment Fund, which is held by the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR). This fund provides a grant, every year, forever, to support Salvation Army food programs in Cranbrook.

Each week, the local Salvation Army food programs provide approximately 325 soup kitchen meals, 125 meals delivered to shut-ins, and 625 school lunches, with the need in the community continuing to grow.

Event organizer, Steve Zsillei from Denham Ford, “A huge thank you to everyone who makes this event a continuous success, year after year! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who donated.”

For the 2023 event, Denham Ford and StellarVista Credit Union each generously matched donations up to $1,000. In addition, special thanks to Sandor Rentals and Snap-On Tools for making major donations to the event.

Major Rick Robins, who attended the event, including a turn in the dunk tank, said “We at The Salvation Army want to thank you for partnering with us in helping the most vulnerable in the community of Cranbrook and surrounding area. Thank you for helping us give hope in the community today and every day. God Bless.”

According to Jean-Ann Debreceni, one of the StellerVista Credit Union Directors who helped to establish this fund, “As part of our on-going community support, StellerVista Credit Union is honoured to have established this endowment. Thanks to Hometown for Hunger’s annual contributions as well as on-going donations from our credit union and community members, our fund’s annual grant has grown from $500 a few years ago to over $5,000 in 2023!”

Mr. Mike’s, Flippin’ Crêpes, Mama’s Dumplings, Ding Dong’s Mini-Donuts, Hungry Eh!, and Domino’s Pizza provided delicious food throughout the event, and attendees enjoyed the free entertainment from the dunk tank and the Timbit eating contest.

“There’s still time to donate to this year’s Hometown for Hunger event,” stated Lynnette Wray CFKR Executive Director. “We have several options for individuals and businesses to make a tax-receiptable charitable donation.”

Options for donating include the following:

  • Cheque: Made out to “CFKR”, noting “Hometown For Hunger” in the memo, including the donor’s email address and phone number, Mailed to CFKR at Box 242, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4H8 or delivered to the CFKR office in the Ground Floor Coworking Space at 131 7th Ave. S., Cranbrook
  • E-Transfer: to [email protected], Including “Hometown for Hunger” in the notes, as well as the donor’s email address, mailing address, and phone number
  • Cash: Delivered to the CFKR office in the Ground Floor Coworking Space at 131 7th Ave. S., Cranbrook.
  • Credit card donations via the following link:
  • Employer-Matching Donation Programs: Please ask your employer if they have a program to match their employees’ charitable donations. This is a quick and easy way to potentially double the value of your donation! For example, CFKR has an active account with Benevity, a service that many companies use for their employer-matching donation programs.

Wray shared her sincere appreciation: “Our heartfelt thanks to Denham Ford and B-104/102.9 Rewind Radio for developing this into one of the fun, charitable events we look forward to in our community.”