On September 23rd, 2014 Port Cares held it’s 28th Annual General Meeting and presented a look back at the 2013/2014 fiscal year.
The Chair of the Board of Directors for Port Cares, Scott McLean lead the meeting which also included remarks by Christine Clark Lafleur as Executive Director.
Past Board Members Cathy Boggio and Florence MacDonald were honoured at the event for their dedication to our agency after having served on the Board since 2005. Port Cares thanks them for their tireless efforts on behalf of our agency and community.
Port Cares salutes the hundreds of supporters of the 2014 Summer Reach Out Centre Food drive. The total weight of food donations was 4.7 tonnes (10,433.6 pounds). We received $2252.00 in donations from local organizations and community members. ADM Milling donated $1,867.00 in cash in addition to $350.00 in grocery cards.
“Port Cares is deeply grateful to have such amazing community support. Food banks and meal services across the province are doing everything possible to contend with increasing client numbers and needs experienced this summer. Our community’s response over the summer has been vital to our ability to assist those in need,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director, Port Cares. “Our clients and our team sincerely thank everyone who helped support our first summer drive.”
- Typically 70 to 90 adults and children attend the lunch program on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Reach Out Food Centre at 61 Nickel Street.
- More than 100 individuals on average attend the weekly Thursday dinner at the ROFC.
- Lunch kits are provided to families with school age children through the Food Centre.
For more information please contact Amanda at 905-835-1914.