Empowering Your Community

The Mount Pearl Community Supper Program has been awarded a $10,000 Empowering Your Community grant. This grant will enhance the biweekly meals currently being provided to vulnerable Mount Pearl residents. It has been made possible by Concentra, an Equitable Bank company, in partnership with EasternEdge and Reddy Kilowatt Credit Unions.

The Mount Pearl Community Supper Program began five years ago and is the brainchild of Mr. Scott Hillyer. Scott, a well-known small business owner, community advocate and proud resident of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, recognized a need within his community and, feeling he could make a difference, immediately went to work to help eradicate it.

That said, Scott will be the first to say that the Community Supper Program is driven by a team-oriented group of dedicated volunteers. In our credit union experience with this team, they are, indeed, extremely organized and talented in their own right - they also think the world of Scott and will do anything to support his vision and the people of Mount Pearl.

This program ticks very important boxes for Reddy Kilowatt Credit Union:

· Aligns perfectly with credit union principles of cooperation, people helping people, and concern for community.

· It is hyper-local and happens in our backyard.

· Its only goal is to provide vulnerable community members with a very basic need: food.

· It requires external community funding and support for long-term sustainability.

This is our third submission and third time winning an Empowering Your Community grant. Previous recipients were Big Brothers Big Sisters (2022) and the Community Food Sharing Association (2019).

This year’s complete winning submission is available to read here.