ADM donation supports Port Cares Meal Program

PORTCARESLOGOThe Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre  received a generous donation last week of $ 12,000 from the Archer Daniels Midland Company through ADM Cares. The donation will go toward the Port Cares meal program which provides a hot meal three times a week to families and individuals in need. The community kitchen at Port Cares serves over 12,000 meals per year and this donation will enable our agency to continue to provide this important service.

”Archers Daniels Midland continues to demonstrate extraordinary corporate leadership in its care and stewardship of our local community,” said Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director of Port Cares. “The philanthropic support of individuals and organizations like ADM enables Port Cares to assist hundreds of children and adults who live in poverty. Thanks to ADM and many others the Port Cares team is able to provide nutritious meals, various support services, and healthy food to families and individuals through the Reach Out Food Centre at 61 Nickel Street in Port Colborne.”

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

“This gift comes to us at a time when the list of needs for the community kitchen encompasses everything from food and other supplies to kitchen equipment. Breaking the news to the kitchen volunteers about this support nearly brought tears to some of our eyes, just thinking about the generous hearts who make this community a home worth living in; where everyone steps up to the plate to take care of each other” said Amanda Upper, Reach out Centre Supervisor.

“The ADM Cares gift will do much to help so many and we are most grateful.” Port Cares (Port Colborne Community Association for Resource Extension) 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 www.portcares.ca.

Source – Port Cares press release