Bonner Senior Center and Portage Township Food Pantry Helping Families During Outage

Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee announced the Bonner Senior Center will be open for cooling and internet service beginning Thursday, August 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until power is restored to Portage Township residents.

“In addition to dealing with COVID-19, and families settling back into virtual school, our residents have now been met with the new challenges of power outages after Monday’s wind storm. We are here to help Portage Township residents weather the storm”, said Clancy.

The center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage, will serve as a cooling center and families will have access to the internet for school needs, power to charge phones, etc. Minors 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is required to wear a mask and socially distance.

The Portage Township Food Pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road, will be open daily, to help Portage Township families who have lost food due to the power outage. Distribution will take place daily from noon to 3 p.m. until power is restored. Families are encouraged to bring a cooler for perishable items.

Other locations within the township with internet service for Portage Township Schools students are Portage Township School Corporation and Woodland Park. The Portage Township School Corporation has free internet access outside of all their schools and Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, also has internet access available. Masks and social distancing are required at Woodland Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact the Portage Township Trustee’s office at 219-762-1623 or portagetrustee.org and facebook.com/portagetownship .