Port Cares releases “Soupfest ‘Decade of Decadence’” recipe e-book

Port Cares press release – The 11th Annual Port Cares Soupfest has been postponed due to COVID-19, but the opportunity to taste the mouth-watering creations featured at the event over the past decade is still available.

For a bargain price of $10, receive a recipe e-book containing 25 favourite recipes from the past 10 years. Enjoy savoury soups from the comfort of your own home, while helping us continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable in our community.

“Our annual Soupfest has been a Port Cares tradition which our supporters, friends and families look forward to every year,” Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director Port Cares said. “Although with the coronavirus state of emergency we were not able to hold this important fundraising event this year, we are very happy to be sharing the incredible soup recipes that have been enjoyed over the years.”

“Every penny raised through the purchase of our digital cookbook goes to support the vital services of our Reach Out Centre services including the foodbank which is needed now more than ever before,” she said.

TO PURCHASE

To purchase a recipe e-book, please email events@portcares.ca or phone 905-321-6013.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PORT CARES REACH OUT CENTRE:

  • Port Cares Reach Out Centre Foodbank (ROFC) assists more than 1,400 individuals. A third of the people reliant on the ROFC Food Bank are children.
  • On average 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.
  • Last year the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre located at 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne provided 1,944 lunch kits (9,720 lunches) 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 with more than 50 adults and children typically attending each meal. In winter months there will be nearly 100 clients attending at mealtime.