Tims Hortons food drive helps stock the shelves of the Ponoka Food Bank

Thanks to our local Tim Hortons and the generous support of the community, more people in Ponoka will be able to enjoy a healthy, hearty meal this holiday season.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

Thanks to our local Tim Hortons and the generous support of the community, more people in Ponoka will be able to enjoy a healthy, hearty meal this holiday season.

From Nov. 10 to 16, Ponoka’s Tim Hortons held a food drive to help replenish the shelves of the Ponoka Food Bank.

Brown bags were inserted in the Nov. 5th edition of the Ponoka News. Customers were asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and drop them off into the food drive bins that located inside the store.

There were 10 cases of Tim Hortons orange and apple juice that were donated to get the food drive in motion and at the conclusion of the weeklong event, the support was clear when the food was officially weighed.

The grand total of donated food weighed in at 633 pounds.

“A special thanks goes out to the public for participating in such a worthy cause,” said store owner, Bob Podstrike, who noted it was great to be able to help supply the food with this amount of food, especially just in time for the busy holiday season. “It just goes to show the fine people of Ponoka are ready and willing to respond to the people in need.”

Violet Smith of the Ponoka Food Bank was pleased to be receiving the extra help in time for the Christmas season and recognized the efforts of everyone that gave.

“Every bit truly counts,” said Smith. “Thanks to everyone involved.”