Ponoka News is ready for Almost Midnight Madness with a tree full of gift certificates from local businesses. Shoppers can bring a donation of food or cash for the Ponoka Food Bank to the Ponoka News office and pick a certificate envelope from the tree. Ponoka News Photo

Ponoka News sets sights on 1,000 pounds of food donations for Almost Midnight Madness

Shoppers who make a donation to the Ponoka Food Bank will receive a gift certificate to a business

Ponoka’s busiest shopping day of the year is fast approaching.

In an effort to take advantage of the busy Almost Midnight Madness this Friday, Ponoka News is once again hosting a special donation event for the Ponoka Food Bank with a goal of reaching 1,000 pounds of food.

Shoppers looking to take advantage of the great shopping deals can bring food or cash to donate to the food bank and grab a special gift certificate from our Christmas Tree.

Crowds usually line up outside the Ponoka News office, which opens at 6 p.m. to take donations.

Thanks to the sponsorship of local businesses, the event helps raise awareness, funds and groceries for the food bank, and donors are able to grab a good deal. Almost Midnight Madness is hosted by the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce and brings large numbers into town.

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