Student earns scholarship after supporting Surrey Food Bank

Pavneet Kalsi has been named as this year's recipient of Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award.

  • Jun. 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Surrey’s Pavneet Kalsi has been named recipient of Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award for 2015.

The Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award consists of two $2,500 awards which are eligible to secondary and post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding community volunteerism with their local food banks.

Kalsi is one of this year’s two winners. Kalsi will attend the University of British Columbia and pursue a degree in science and pharmacy. Notably, she dedicated more than 100 volunteer hours at the Surrey Food Bank, including planning and implementing her own community outreach event, which raised $300 and 10 palettes of food for the food bank.

“Pavneet is certainly a worthy recipient of The Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award,” says Susan Byrom, senior manager of community investment at First West Credit Union. “She’s a great example of what it means to be an active community leader and has demonstrated tremendous dedication to giving back to her community. We’re thrilled to recognize her efforts with our Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award and we hope it will help her in her chosen education and career path.”

The Full Cupboard is a community program launched in 2013 by First West Credit Union’s Envision Financial division. It aims to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates. The Full Cupboard Volunteer Education Award, established in 2013, has awarded $15,000 in education award funding to help six students from across B.C. finance their education.


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