News Release – Port Colborne and Wainfleet Lions Clubs Food Drive in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre

Port Colborne Lions Club – Wainfleet Lions Club Food Drive in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre and Food Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Colborne, Ontario (October 9, 2018) – The Port Colborne Lions Club and Wainfleet Lions Club will once again be out in full force on Saturday November 3rd. Their wonderful team of volunteers will be collecting food and monetary donations from local Port Colborne and Wainfleet residents for their annual food drive in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre.

Residents of Port Colborne are asked to leave any canned or dry goods out on their porches by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3rd to be collected by the volunteers supporting the food drive.

Residents of Wainfleet Township are asked to either drop their non- perishable food donations off in-advance at the Meridian Credit Union located at 31885 Highway 3, Wainfleet, beginning  Monday, October 29 through Friday,  November 2, or to come to Meridian Credit Union (Wainfleet Branch) on the day of the food drive Saturday, November 3  between 9:00 a.m. and noon.

“The tremendous effort from the Port Colborne and Wainfleet Lions Clubs, their volunteers and generous community donors will impact hundreds of children and adults who live in poverty. Here at Port Cares we are extremely grateful for all of the community efforts that are being put towards the food drive. Port Colborne and Wainfleet residents are always so incredible and giving towards the annual Food Drive. Our Port Cares team is excited to roll up our sleeves and work along side the Lions and all the community volunteers at this years food drive,” says Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director, Port Cares.

The food donations collected will provide the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre with much needed resources for clients during the winter months, when the need for food is the greatest.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

Canned meat, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta & sauce, peanut butter, baked beans, large juice bottles, deodorant, shampoo, soap, large juice bottles, baby food, formula and diapers.

QUICK FACTS:

  • In 2017, the Port Cares food bank distributed 204,395 pounds of food
  • In 2017, the Food Drive collected 31,652lbs and $5,379 in monetary donations, in addition to promoting awareness and community collaboration.

For more information on the Port Colborne and Wainfleet Lions Clubs Food Drive please contact:

  • Port Colborne Lions Club – Lion Jeremy Hamm, 905-327-9799, George DeRuyte 289-820-6163
  • Wainfleet Lions Club – Lion John Taylor, 905-933-7364
  • Meridian Credit Union, Wainfleet Branch – Katarina Chataway, 905-899-3951