Daily Archives: July 15, 2014

Summer Reach Out Food Drive July 2014

The Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre needs your help this summer to help feed those in need in our community. So far in 2014 our food bank has received and distributed nearly 25 % more food compared to the first 6 months of 2013 and we are also seeing a progressive increase in the number of clients who come to the Meal Program at the Reach Out Food Centre. Families with kids who would normally also be participating in school lunch programs are now struggling to fill the gap. If you can help us… here is how. We thank you for your support.Healthy-Food-For-Kids

Here is how you can help:

From July 14th to July 31st  donation bins will be available at different locations in our area and Port Cares is also issuing a challenge to local businesses and community groups to “donate their weight” in food.

How it works: Put together a team of participants and tell us your combined weight and when we receive your group’s food donation we will weigh the donation and see how close your group gets in matching your donation weight to your group weight.  All groups who participate will receive a certificate of support, heartfelt appreciation and unlimited bragging rights. To find our more, contact Amanda at 905-835-1914 ext. 23.

Drop off your donations at one of these participating locations:

  • Port Cares, 92 Charlotte Street Port Colborne
  • Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre, 61 Nickel Street Port Colborne
  • Port Colborne Public Library, 310 King Street
  • Bodner’s Market, 439 Highway 3 East Port Colborne
  • Sobey’s, 287 West Side Road Port Colborne
  • No Frills , 53 West Side Road Port Colborne
  • Therese of Lisieux, 379 Fares Street Port Colborne
  • Portal Village Bible Chapel, 309 Elgin Street Port Colborne
  • BMO, 287 West Side Road Port Colborne
  • Meridian Credit Union, 43 Clarence Street Port Colborne
  • RBC, 59 Clarence Street Port Colborne
  • TD Canada Trust, 148 Clarence Street Port Colborne
  • White’s Insurance Brokers, 45 Clarence Street Port Colborne
  • CIBC, 56 Clarence Street Port Colborne
  • Allied Marine and Industrial, 118 West Street Port Colborne
  • Algoma Ship Repair, 1 Chestnut Street Port Colborne
  • JTL Machining, 857 Reuter Road Port Colborne
  • ADM Milling Co., 1 King Street Port Colborne
  • Jungbunzlauer, 1555 Elm Street Port Colborne
  • J. Oskam Steel, 63 Rosedale Drive Port Colborne
  • Port Colborne Marine, 417 King Street Port Colborne
  • Thurston Machine Co. Ltd., 995 Elm Street & 45 Invertose Drive Port Colborne
  • Westpier Industries, 577 Elm Street Port Colborne
  • Raw Materials Company, 17 Invertose Drive Port Colborne
  • Young Automotive Professionals, 658 Main Street West Port Colborne
  • Niagara Regional Police Service, District 6, 501 Fielden Avenue Port Colborne
  • Fire Station, 3 Killaly Street West Port Colborne

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# MeatyMondays As a call for donations of canned stews or meats or vegetarian alternatives like peanut butter

#ToiletPaperTuesdays This is our call for personal hygiene products like toilet paper, tissue, soap and toothpaste

#JuicyWednesday For donation of fruit or vegetable juices in can, tetra or plastic jug form

#SoupyThursday  Canned soup of all kinds welcome

#FruityFriday Fresh or canned or jarred fruits are greatly needed

 Port Cares wishes to thank everyone for their support of this food drive.