Seasons Ponoka hosted their annual “One Can Make a Difference” company-wide challenge from July 4 to 15, to collect the most canned and non-perishable food items for their local food bank.
The retirement community donated $2,100 and 27 cans of food to the Ponoka Food Bank.
This year, Seasons Retirement Communities across Canada raised more than 5,500 cans in addition to donating a combined total of $42,000 to Food Banks Canada.
“As residents of the Ponoka community, we are committed to working with Ponoka Food Bank to address the prevalent problem of food insecurity among older adults,” said Stephanie Waldron, general manager at Seasons Ponoka in a press release.
Waldron added that the challenge reinforces their goal to uplift the communities their residents and team members call home and do their part to address hunger.
The top Seasons Retirement Communities donors were Seasons Clarington with 1287 cans, Seasons Brantford with 931 cans, Seasons Strathroy with 659 cans and Seasons Dufferin Centre with 516 cans. Notably, all the top finalists also had the largest increase in collections in comparison to last year’s challenge.
Since 2016, Seasons Retirement Communities has partnered with Food Banks Canada for its corporate giving initiatives. To date, Seasons has donated more than $222,000 in funds and food to local food banks.