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Stomp Out Poverty – Mayor John Maloney to support Port Cares in the Mayors’ Invitational Grape Stomp

Drop off food donations for Port Cares at City Hall in Port Colborne this month to support Mayor John Maloney in the “Stomp out Poverty” event. We thank Mayor Maloney for designating Port Cares as the recipient for our community in this challenge.

Partnering with  the Grape Growers of Ontario, JCI St. Catharines and Skycomp Solutions, Niagara’s Mayors will be working together to raise awareness about poverty and support local food banks by collecting non-perishable food items between Sept. 1 and 18. On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. at Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines, the Mayors will take to the grape barrels for the traditional stomping of the grapes. The volume of the stomped grape juice plus the total volume of donations will determine the winner of this year’s Mayor’s Grape Stomp.

SoupFest this Thursday ! Join us on April 9.2015

Did you know that here at Port Cares we served over 18,700 meals at our Reach Out Food Centre in 2014?

Help us to continue to serve those in need in our community by joining us on April 9 th for a wonderful lunch served up by Teams from both Port Colborne High School and Lakeshore Catholic School, Niagara College and Port Cares,  Niagara Regional Police Services and Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services.

We also wish to extend a heart felt thank you to all of our sponsors for their kind support and look forward to seeing you there next week. Soupfest 2015 Poster w.sponsorsfinal

ROC the Notte Event for Port Cares August 14th, 2014

large colleseumEnjoy music, great food,door prizes and wonderful company on Thursday August 14th at the Guild Hall in down town Port Colborne. This is the 2nd year local business owner Cathy Boggio and friends will host this event in aid of the children and youth in our community.This Italian themed evening features mouthwatering food from  Chef Claudia Spiteri , owner of Eataly Foods, Cafe & Deli  on Clarence Street. Wine and beer will also be available. Dance the night away to Italian music  by the Polka Dots and enjoy the evening’s festivities.

ROC The Notte 2014 flyer-1 (2)

Tickets are $100.00 per person and can be purchased at Port Cares. Please call 905-834-3629 or email  for more information on this wonderful event.







AGM at Port Cares September 17th, 2013


Twenty Seventh Annual General Meeting

September 17 th, 2013

92 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne

                                    6:00 p.m.  Registration & Refreshments

                                    6:30 p.m.  Annual General Meeting        

                                    7:15 p.m.  Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Zimmerman

                                    7:45 p.m.  Volunteer Appreciation 

A membership table will be available at 6 pm prior to the AGM.

AGM invitation

Port Cares Events and News August 2013

On August 20th,2013 the Smokin’ Buddha will be rocking to the music of Gary Smith from 7 pm to 10 pm. The food promises to be spectacular and Chef Jake Redmond will be creating a special menu  for the evening. This event is hosted by Cathy Boggio of Boggio Group of Pharmacies and friends in support of the children and youth programs at the Reach Out Food Centre. Tickets are $100.00 each.. ROC the night

Join Wayne Stefinashen on August 24th for the Golf Tournament and Food Drive for the Reach out Food Centre. This event will be held at Emerald Pines at 10am with lots of wonderful prizes to be won. The fees are $55.00 /$45.00 and entrants are asked to bring non perishable food items with them. Proceeds from this event will go to the Reach Out Food Centre.   Golf Tournament August 24th

The Port Cares Back to School Program helps local children in need with school supplies for the new year. The most-needed items for 2013 are backpacks, lunch bags, scientific calculators, and compass/protractor sets. Families who wish to apply for back-to-school assistance can do so by visiting us at our  92 Charlotte St. location or by calling  905-834-3629. Back to School 2013

If you are able to help a child by donating either school supplies or by making a cash donation this fall you can drop  off your donation at 92 Charlotte St. We thank you for your support.

Lunch Bag Workshop for Adults – August 27th  to September 24th at the Reach out Food Centre

Making nutritious lunches can be a challenge and the Reach Out Food Centre has a new workshop to inspire you with tips on making great lunches for yourself or your kids. Join us on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm from August 27th to September 24th. For more information call 905-835-1914 ROC the Lunchbag