Ponoka Seasons Retirement Community will host a Stampede Breakfast

Thursday, June 27 from 8 to 11 am at Seasons

Seasons Ponoka Retirement Community is hosting a Stampede pancake breakfast in support of the Ponoka Food Bank.

The breakfast will be held on Thursday, June 27 at Seasons, at 4004 40 St., Ponoka, from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost per person is $4. Half of the proceeds go to Ponoka Food Bank and the other half will offset the costs of hosting the breakfast. All community members are welcome to attend.

“At Seasons, we believe that taking an active role in our local communities is important because it is meaningful to our residents and staff members alike who live and work in these small towns,” said Taylor White, communications coordinator.

“The team at Seasons Ponoka decided that they also wanted to make this a charity event to support their local food bank, as we do corporately, at a time during the summer when donations are more urgently needed.”

According to White, the 2018 Daily Bread report has shown that a growing number of seniors, often living in single-person households, are accessing food banks more so now than ever before. The numbers have increased five per cent over the last ten years and appear to be on the rise.

“This is the first Stampede Pancake Breakfast that Seasons Ponoka has hosted, and the team is looking forward to the event.”

In the past, Seasons donated turkeys, hams, and cash to food banks during the holiday months.

“Upon learning that food bank donations drastically decline over the summer, we shifted our corporate giving efforts to a time when donations are more urgently needed. We also want to use our platform to remind people that food insecurity exists all year-round, with a rising number of seniors among those accessing food banks,” said LeighAnne Voll, COO, in a provided statement.

“Our team at Seasons Ponoka wanted to incorporate our corporate giving philosophy into their own event within the community. Our general manager, Stephanie, decided to take on the task and turn it into an exciting charity event. These fundraising efforts make our residents and staff feel good about doing something worthwhile, and we hope that this feeling will extend to our attendees,” said Nicole Almost, senior regional director of resident guest services at Seasons.

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