Help to provide toys and gifts to children and youth living in Niagara Falls this Holiday Season. Gift-in-Kind Donations can be dropped off at 2-4129 Stanley Avenue Now until December 20th.
About Project SHARE
Project SHARE of Niagara Falls provides essential support services that improve the lives of Niagara Falls individuals and families in need. As a non-profit charitable organization, Project SHARE has been providing emergency food and support services to residents of Niagara Falls for more than 30 years. The acronym SHARE represents support, housing, awareness, resources and emergency.
Five To Thrive
In a perfect world, everyone is fed, housed & healthy.
We don’t live in a perfect world but Project SHARE provides support and assistance in 5 key areas including food security, homelessness prevention, training and education, healthy living and seasonal support at Christmas and back to school.
Training & education
Supporting the development of skills that help to empower those living below the poverty line by providing education and volunteer opportunities.
Our Christmas program provides holiday meals to families and gifts for children 17 years old and under. Much of this support comes from donors who adopt or sponsor families who need a little extra help.
How you can help
We need your help to provide emergency food to our neighbours in need throughout the year. Most needed donations: Fresh or frozen fruits & vegetables, peanut butter, baby food & formula, to name a few.
Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. They are the heart of Project SHARE, performing many essential tasks. Our core group of volunteers give their time to assist families in need.
Host an Event
Project SHARE welcomes the public’s help in many ways as we work together to strive for a healthy community.
Our Christmas Program provides a holiday meal and gifts to children 17 and under who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls. Last year we helped almost 5,000 people. Please help us spread the joy of the holidays to those less fortunate in our community
Request a Barrel
We appreciate food donations for our emergency programming all year round. We will happily deliver a barrel to your required location and pick up when you are ready. Barrels are the perfect addition to any event of any size.
people helped with emergency food
of those we help are children
families per day*
people waiting for affordable housing
lbs of food is distributed each year
FAQs & most needed items
Baby formula, food
Diapers (especially size 6) & pull-ups
Boost, Ensure, protein bars
Fruits & vegetables: fresh, frozen & canned
Protein: fresh, frozen & canned
Feminine hygiene products
shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste
Allergen free foods
How to get help
Project SHARE programs and services are available to anyone residing in Niagara Falls who is struggling to meet their basic needs. Some programs may require documentation to be provided in order to determine eligibility. For more information on program requirements please call 905-357-5121
How often can a client receive help at Project SHARE?
Clients may come once per month for both perishable and non-perishable foods, and essential household items.
Where do you get the food from?
Project SHARE delivers over 1,000,000 lbs of food annually. Food drives, Project SHARE events, 3rd party events, barrels at community partners, support from local grocery stores, bakeries, farmers, restaurants and donations from the community. Project SHARE purchases emergency food in bulk through monetary donations to obtain the best price per unit.
How are you funded?
Project SHARE is a charitable organization established in 1989 (#107861338RR0001). While funding is provided by The City of Niagara Falls and The Region Municipality of Niagara, these dollars do not cover all of the costs of operating the building, programs, and emergency resources. Fundraising of $900,000 annually must be raised within the community.
Do you accept donations of gently used clothing or household items?
How many people do you help?
An average of 100 families per day come to Project SHARE for emergency assistance, and 32% of those we help are children. Last year we served over 11,600 individuals.
Do you prefer donations of money, gift cards or food?
Project SHARE gratefully accepts donations of fresh, frozen and non-perishable foods and monetary gifts. Monetary donations go further to purchase emergency food necessities.
Registration is open for those who need it year round.
Project SHARE currently offers 17 programs and services that help us meet our mission of improving the lives of Niagara Falls individuals and families in need and further realize our vision of ending the struggle against poverty and empowering those in need.
Registration is openyear around for those who need support
How you can help
Our Christmas Program provides a holiday meal and gifts to children 17 and under who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls. Last year we helped almost 4,000 people and we anticipate the need will be even greater this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. Please help us spread the joy of the holidays to those less fortunate in our community
How to help during the holidays and all year round
(Alastair Davis and Jo Low at Project Share’s new satellite location at Chippawa Presbyterian Church, which opened Wednesday, September 27th 2023, Photo Credit: Bob Tymczyszyn / Torstar)Project Share continues to see an alarming number of people relying on our...