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