Service changes at Port Cares and Reach Out Centre in response to COVID 19

Port Cares press release – Effective immediately, the following service changes have been implemented for public safety purposes at Port Cares and the Reach Out Centre in response to the emerging COVID 19 outbreak conditions.

  • Reach Out Centre Dining Hall at 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne is CLOSED until further notice. Pre-packaged take out nutritious meals will be provided to registered clients for pick up Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 12 noon to 1 p.m. and Thursday 4 p.m.to 5 p.m.
  • The Reach Out Centre Food Bank will continue to operate on a normal schedule HOWEVER we are instituting SOCIAL DISTANCING practices – a maximum of three clients at a time will be permitted in the waiting room.
  • Soupfest which was scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
  • Hand Sanitization Stations and products are in place at all Port Cares service sites – everyone – staff, clients and visitors upon entering Port Cares service sites  MUST sanitize their hands upon entry.

“We are taking these measures to assist in maintaining the well being and safety of the people we serve, our staff and volunteers and our community. As the COVID 19 situation is fluid, Port Cares will continue to respond and institute further measures as appropriate,” says Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director. “We do expect that there will be an increased need for food to support those in need as the COVID 19 outbreak continues. We will continue to gratefully accept donations of food and funds to help alleviate the impact on individuals and families in our local community.”

 

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