Tow your Weight

Kettlebells Niagara will be hosting its first ever “Tow Your Weight for Project SHARE” at the Gale Centre on July 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Two teams will compete against each other, pulling a tow truck over a prescribed distance in the least amount of time.

Keep our neighbours healthy, housed & fed.

Please donate & give the gift of food to those in need.
No one in our community should go hungry.

Five to thrive

If you are struggling to make ends meet, we offer 17 programs and services to help with hunger, housing and health.

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.

Food Security

Project SHARE provides emergency food assistance to ensure no one goes hungry.

Homelessness prevention

Project SHARE offers many programs to help prevent homelessness including utility and transportation support.

Healthy Living

Project SHARE removes economic barriers to important healthcare services such as dental, optical and recreation programming for children.

Training & education

Supporting the development of skills that help to empower those living below the poverty line by providing education and volunteer opportunities.

Seasonal Support

All children deserve to enjoy special meals, gifts and traditions as well as starting the school year with supplies needed for success.

Heading into Summer &
Back to School

This program provides new backpacks, running shoes, school supplies and snacks to school aged children in low income families in Niagara Falls. Client registration for Snacks ‘n Sneakers takes place in July and supplies are distributed in August. Summer distribution of snacks and sneakers is ongoing and donations are always appreciated.

Christmas Program

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. 

Get Involved

How you can help

Donate • Host an Event • Volunteer • Educate & Advocate • Sign-up for our newsletter

Donate

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.

Volunteer

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.

Christmas Program

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

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

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.

Barrel Requests

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

N

Baby formula, food

N

Diapers (especially size 6) & pull-ups

N

Boost, Ensure, protein bars

N

Fruits & vegetables: fresh, frozen & canned

N

Protein: fresh, frozen & canned

N

Peanut butter

N

Feminine hygiene products

N

shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste

N

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 including 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. Clients may also visit one additional time per month for a bonus pick up of perishable foods including fresh produce and bread.
Where do you get the food from?

Project SHARE delivers over 800,000 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 $750,000 annually must be raised within the community.

Do you accept donations of gently used clothing or household items?
Project SHARE does not have the physical space to accept these items, so we have partnered with St. Andrew’s United Church Shoulder to Shoulder Program and Goodwill Industries Niagara.
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 6700 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

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