Food Security

In a perfect world, everyone is fed, housed & healthy.

Emergency Food Program

Families struggling to meet their basic needs are provided with perishable and non-perishable food items. We strive to provide healthy and nutritious foods and include fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins. Food security has one of the most extensive impacts on individuals because it affects physical, mental and social health. Project SHARE distributes almost 1 million pounds of food to 6,000 individuals each year. Project SHARE strives to accommodate special dietary and cultural food requirements like gluten-free, diabetic, halal and kosher, as examples.

Community Gardens

160 garden plots are available in three locations in Niagara Falls. The community garden program empowers those participating by providing them with education on how to tend a garden and allows them the opportunity to provide security and healthy foods for their loved ones. The community gardens also provide thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to our food bank shelves.

Community gardens are pieces of land where people get together to grow food, share ideas, resources and experiences while growing food. You can sign up for a plot at one of our community gardens located at Our Lady of Scapular Parish on Thorold Stone Road, The Gate Alliance Church on Valley Way or Westlane Secondary School on PItton Road.

Yearly, the gardens produce over 2,300 pounds of emergency food that is distributed through our emergency food program. Volunteers and staff are available to mentor new gardeners on how to grow healthy, organic foods without using any pesticides. For further information, email Debbie or call her at (905) 357-5121, Ext. 232.

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.