SHARE FOOD PROGRAM INC

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 2901 W Hunting Park Ave Philadelphia PA 19129 USA

Mission: The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism. “Do good, feel good, eat good.” A smart idea that brings community and healthy food together
Target demographics: SHARE supplies 550 Philadelphia County food pantries that provide food to people living in households with incomes of 185 percent of the poverty level or less. Among our recipients are 88,765 children, 97,128 adults and 37,328 seniors. In addition SHARE also operates a discount food co-op open to anyone who is doing two hours or more of any volunteer work a month. For $20 dollars, a basic SHARE package includes frozen meats, fresh produce and assorted shelf stable items. Co-op food is cheaper than food from grocery stores and SHARE accepts EBT and Farmers' Market Nutrition Checks.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2008, we provided food to 223,221 unduplicated individuals living in 83,609 households.
Geographic areas served: PA, NJ, Metro NYC, DE, Eastern shore of MD

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This organization is a treasure in the Philadelphia region. It has a unique model of food distribution and community empowerment that many organizations can learn from. Only managed by a handful of staff, some of SHARE's strengths are the staff's dedication and ability to mobilize hundreds of volunteers each month to assemble food packages.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the numbers they serve, which reaches beyond Philadelphia to MD, DE, NY, and the rest of PA.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the staff is devoted to the community and that their work comes from a labor of love.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a cross-section of the Philadelphia community -- elders, young people, professionals, corporate employees, church-goers, etc.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

address the roots of the hunger problem, broadly speaking. In the immediate sense, it could probably update their facilities with improved equipment and better incorporate technology into their everyday operations.

Ways to make it better...

The packaging system were a bit organized within the warehouse. Because of the bulk of food and the pace that it's sent to the community, establishing a strict organization of goods seems to have fallen on the wayside.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

over-reliance on one source of funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I HAVE WATCHED SHARE GROW AND IMPROVE. PEOPLE WHO ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING THIS PROGRAM WORK (STEVEANNA AND ELOISE)KEEP IT AS A VIABLE TOOL FOR A MUCH NEEDED COMMUNITY. THANK YOU RESURRECTION BAPTIST CHURCH OUTREACH MINISTRY

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THE LIVES OF OUR CLIENTS WE SERVE

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

IT IS CONSISTENTLY TRYING TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY NUTRITIONAL COMMODITIES FOR OUR CLIENTS

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

TRYING HARD TO ACCOMMODATE THE VOLUMES OF PEOPLE THAT COME AT ONE TIME

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

PARTIALLY MAINTAIN OUR FOOD CUPBOARD

Ways to make it better...

MY HEALTH WE BETTER

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

LACK OF SUFFICIENT FUNDING

One thing I'd also say is that...

I AM GLAD THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE ON THIS TASK

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

I love volunteering at SHARE. Eloise & the rest of the staff are very compassionate & committed to the cause. I feel good knowing I choose to spend two hours of my time helping out one of Philadelphia's finest nonprofit organizations!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping fight hunger in Philadelphia.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

friendly environment, dedicated workers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

totally eradicate hunger in Philadelphia county.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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