Ponoka realtors’ food drive set for May 2

Ponoka real estate agents from ReMax real estate central Alberta are asking residents to help “feed the need,” from the comfort of their own home, with a food drive on Saturday, May 2 in Ponoka.

Ponoka ReMax realtors will pick up and deliver donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Put your non-perishable food or monetary donations on your front door step or sidewalk, then call or text a ReMax agent and they will come and pick it up and deliver it to the Ponoka Food Bank.

“All of us at ReMax in Ponoka care about our community, and we care deeply about the people who make our community great,” a statement provided by the central Alberta ReMax team said.

“We all have wrestled with the dilemma of wanting to help but wondering the best way to go about it in this time of fear and uncertainty when we are all being asked to stay home.

“By nature, that was difficult for us, because that is what we do for a living — help people. All of us were feeling the same way … we have to ‘do something’ to help, contribute and support … but what? And how?”

The team came up with the idea to do a food bank drive, as it would allow them to serve the community without having to come into close contact with anyone, by picking up donations at the curbside or on sidewalks, and to deliver the donations to the food bank with minimal risk to anyone.

“This gives our whole community a chance to help those most in need without having to leave their homes.”

Participating agents are: Deb Stevens, 403-704-3152; Todd Reed, 403-597-0797, Lisa Smith, 403-704-0646; Justin Kelly, 403-704-7042, Jane Wierzba, 403-358-8770 and Bob Tiltgen, 403-704-0644.

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