Community steps up for Easter Food Drive

Grant Jennings of Sobeys Port Colborne, Mike Radzikoski of the Port Colborne Professional Firefighters Association and Christine Clark Lafleur of Port Cares were extremely pleased with the community participation in Saturday’s Annual Easter Food Drive.

The community stepped up in a big way Saturday Mar. 31/2018 to show their support for the Annual Easter Food Drive at Sobeys Port Colborne.

Port Cares, the Port Colborne Professional Firefighters Association and Sobey’s Port Colborne partnered up for the third year in a row to help raise money and gather food to help families in need in the community through the Port Cares Reach Out Centre Food Bank.

Firefighters held a boot drive and barbecue as well as food collection. All day long, people were dropping off food donations, putting cash in the boots and buying hot dogs and hamburgers to support the effort.

“It can’t get any better than this,” Port Cares Executive Director Christine Clark Lafleur said. “This is a great community who have showed great support for us, Sobeys and the Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department.”

“It’s amazing for these community leaders to do this, to help out families that are far less fortunate,” she said.

“The people have been showing a lot of support which is great for our community,” Mike Radzikoski, president Port Colborne Professional Firefighters Association said.

“This is our third year doing this and supporting Port Cares,” he said. “We plan to continue doing this in the future, we want to support them any way we can.”

“We do try, at all our events, to make sure we collect donations to continue the support for Port Cares,” he said.

Port Colborne Sobeys owner Grant Jennings noted that donations are up this year.

“This year we have seen more food coming in,” Jennings said. “I think people now know it is happening on Easter weekend here and they are prepared for it.”

 


 

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