Ponoka food bank receiving support

Ponoka food bank receiving support

Monetary donations have been pouring in

The Ponoka Food Bank has received several contributions since the pandemic began and the need within the community saw significant growth.

The Food Banks Canada fundraising campaigns to-date has seen Ponoka receive about $2,100 as its portion to go along with just over $1,400 in funding from the federal government.

There has also been monetary donations from area people and businesses including: $800 from Peter Gilgan Foundation; nearly $6,800 from Elite Integrity Services’ bottle drive and hot dog sale: $4,250 from Dean Fraser that was the proceeds of the sale of her homemade facemasks, more than $3,300 through a Remax Real Estate fundraising drive and $2,000 from the Town of Ponoka.

In addition, the food bank has gotten donations of other necessary items.

This includes 28 bottles of hand sanitizer from Labatt’s Brewery, a four-litre bottle of disinfectant from BBSpro, about 750 pounds of food through Remax’s fundraiser and 65 facemasks that were donated by Fraser.

Anyone interested in making a food donation can drop it off at the food bank located at the rear entrance to 4612-50 Street. Monetary donations are also appreciated and can be done through an e-transfer by emailing pfbtreasurer@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to include a return address or email so that you can be sent a tax receipt.