News Release – Bodner Family Donation


Bodner Family pitches in to support

Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre’s School Childrens’ Lunch Kit Program

 Date of Issue: August 30, 2018


Port Colborne, ON.: For local school children in need going back to school next week will be a whole lot easier knowing that they will have nutritious lunches thanks to the Bodner Family’s support of the Port Cares Reach Out Centre  School Lunch Kit program.

The Bodner Family and their business Sherkston Supermart inside Sherkston Shores Resort have donated $2,500 to support the Lunch Kit program which is 100 per cent reliant on donation and philanthropic support. Last school year 2,404 lunch kits were provided to local children supplying 12,020 individual lunches to elementary and secondary school students during the school year.

“The Bodner Family donation comes on the fourth anniversary of our launch of this important service. Every child who is registered for the lunch kit program is a child living in a low income or poor family where choices have to made about whether there is enough money to pay the rent or buy nutritious healthy food. Port Cares started this program with the incredible support of the Branscombe Family Foundation and we are blessed to have the number of community supporters grow every year,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director, Port Cares.

“On behalf of the children and families we serve we sincerely thank Ron, Claire, James and Glen – the Bodner Family – for  their generosity and community goodwill.”



  • The Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre located at 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne provides lunch kits to local school age elementary and secondary school children who live in low income households.
  • Hot, nutritious community meals are served three times a week to families and individuals in need at the Reach Out Centre.
  • More than 50 adults and children typically attend each meal. In winter months there will be nearly 100 clients attending at meal time.
  • As for the Food Bank, Port Cares continues to assist 1,200 individuals and more than a third of the people reliant on the ROFC Food Bank are children.
  • On average 17,000 to 20,000 pounds of food is distributed through the Port Cares Food Bank each month.
  • Most needed food item donations for the food bank include canned meat, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta & sauce, peanut butter, cereal, jam, baby food, formula and diapers, personal hygiene items.

About Port Cares (Port Colborne Community Association for Resource Extension) was established as a not-for-profit registered charity in 1986.


is a not-for-profit community organization that provides development, employment, and support services to enhance the quality of life for individuals in Port Colborne, Wainfleet and the surrounding area. To learn more about our organization please visit