Putting our hearts into what we do
Oppy supports a host of charitable organizations and causes in our communities—like our contributions to food banks in the neighborhoods where we operate. We also support national and international organizations such as the American and Canadian Diabetes Associations, the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Red Cross, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Easter Seals, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Soldier’s Angels.
In our home province of British Columbia, we’re ardent supporters of the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center Foundation, providing corporate funds and employee donations toward the purchase of much-needed incubators for the newborn intensive care unit.
In association with a Western Canadian retail chain, we support BC Children’s Hospital Super Hero program and other local philanthropies, donating over $460,000 over the last five years.
A culture of caring
In addition to Oppy’s corporate support, our people care too, raising money through individual donations and fundraising drives for causes of local, cultural or personal interest. Oppy employees donate their time to the Salvation Army Harbour Light Center in Vancouver, preparing and serving meals. We participate in an abundance of events like the Vancouver Sun Run, Moving for Melanoma, and Cycle for Sight. As well, our offices generously participate in toy and food drives during the holidays, taking the opportunity to share with neighbors in need.
Oppy nurtures the giving spirit of our employees, matching donations to qualifying organizations by up to $50 annually, while providing encouragement and support to employees who wish to volunteer time in their communities.
Nurturing the fresh produce community
Many Oppy team members volunteer to serve on advocacy committees and boards, contributing to the industry and shaping its future.
We are active in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Produce for Better Health Foundation, the Produce Marketing Association and its Center for Growing Talent, United Fresh and more.
Building healthy appetites
We support industry initiatives that promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. These include the Tour de Fresh campaign to provide fresh produce to students via school salad bars in underserved areas, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Half Your Plate campaign and various initiatives undertaken by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.