Located at 61 Nickel St., the Reach-Out Centre serves Port Colborne and Wainfleet by providing nutrition support like our food bank and meal programs.
We at Port Cares continue to strive to provide help, hope and opportunity for all in our community during these difficult times. As a valued client, it is important to us that you be aware of the increasing demand for food support in our community as it affects us all. Since April of last year, we have seen nearly a thousand new client registrations and are currently serving 1 in 8 Port Colborne residents.
While we have expanded our foodbank hours and are increasing our food-sourcing efforts, we must also adjust our foodbank practices to ensure the community resources are fairly and equitably shared, so we can continue to meet the need and serve our community.
Effective June 1st 2023, foodbank access will be offered on a once per calendar month basis to members. Weekly access will continue to be available only to those requiring special accommodation due to lack of access to kitchen/refrigeration (for example homeless individuals). School Lunch Kits will continue to be available weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays to parents/guardians of school-aged children. Foodbank will continue to run 11:30am-2:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Community meals continue on Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 4-5pm.
We recognize the increased need for service alongside a decrease in donations is happening across the food bank network in Canada, Ontario and Niagara. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to strive to serve more people than ever before. We are all in this together.
Food Banks Canada, its Members (provincial associations), Affiliate Member food banks and associated agencies believe that everyone in Canada has the right to physical and economic access, at all times, to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences.
As an Affiliate Member of Food Banks Canada, Port Cares Reach Out Centre Food Bank will: