Savoury soup sampling helps feed families in need

It’s time to take up your soup spoons in an effort to help feed the families in need Thursday Apr. 12/2018 at the 9th Annual SoupFest which raises much needed funds for the Port Cares Reach Out Centre and Food Bank.

Four culinary teams from Lakeshore Catholic High School, Port Colborne High School, Niagara College and the Reach Out Centre have been perfecting this year’s recipes for the favoured savoury fundraising event.

“Too often we can take for granted the ability to have food in the fridge and a warm and comfortable place to live, said Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director Port Cares. “Many families in South Niagara are struggling to make ends meet and need help.”

“There are more than 1,200 local residents who rely on Port Cares Reach Out Centre Food Bank to get by,” she said. “Every month we distribute in excess of 17,000 pounds of food to people who are working at low paying jobs or are on assistance or who have no income and no place to call home.”

“We rely on community support through donations and fundraising events like Soupfest to help those in need through the Food Bank and the Reach Out Centre,” she said. “We sincerely appreciate the amazing support from our local community.”

The event takes place at the Italian Hall at 223 Bell St. in Port Colborne, times are from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each, they can be purchased in advance at Port Cares, 92 Charlotte St., Port Colborne or they can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Children under five are admitted for free.




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