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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Religion

Mission: In response to God's call to love one another, Project SHARE provides food, nutrition education and links to other community resources to empower people in need within western Cumberland County.

Results: We have served 12600 households in 2015 as of December 2015; up 14% from last year. We have enthusiastic cooking classes for both recipient children and adult.; 40 % of the households gross under $12,000 per year, and less than 1% have only public assistance as their income. Most are underemployed, and are without childcare and healthcare benefits. 33% are children.

Target demographics: low-income individuals and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500 individuals per month. That includes over 390 low-income seniors and 700 children

Geographic areas served: Carlisle, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Gardners, Plainfield, Middlesex, New Kingstown, and Carlisle Springs

Programs: basic food items, fresh produce, and nutrition education. We also have cooking classes for children and adults.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I first volunteered through the Church. Afterwards my wife continued to help pretty much ever week. We both tried for every holiday meal.

Project Share was a well organized event that relies on volunteers.

We are now stationed back at Fort Stewart, and miss our time in Carlisle!

Best of luck

Del & Pat Chesser

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering in the baby room of Project SHARE has been an amazing experience. Everyone who volunteers there is upbeat, happy and very welcoming. They have a great system set up which allows families to get all they need for themselves and even the little ones. I would be honored to be able to volunteer there again in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is special day each month that I enjoy. It is distribution day when I can come to Project Share and hand out the delicious food to all who come. It is a good feeling that Project Share is there to help those who need a little helping hand. The chance to give a smile and greeting and receive a smile back makes everyone's day a little better. The warm feeling of helping those in need makes you feel like you are part of a caring family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at Project Share since 2007, particularly for distribution days. Elaine Livas lives her faith in reaching out to the community with food, teaching, loving. There are many projects to help the community, including activities for kids in the summer, school supplies, gleaning in the fields during summer. At distribution we're encouraged to give hope to the recipients, give a hug and listen to them. Many volunteers become good friends to them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Project SHARE during monthly food distribution. I have also been privileged to hear Elaine Livas speak to my church Missions Committee. Her story and the history of Project SHARE is the most inspirational I have ever heard. To experience Project SHARE is to witness God's love in action.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The services offered at Project SHARE are varied and so very needed in our area!
I've been volunteering for Project SHARE for nearly 10 years, and hope to continue as long as I'm able.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Share is a great organization. Every client and volunteer is treated with respect. They Not only provide food to those who need it, they also teach people about proper nutrition and provide school supplies to children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Share is a wonderful organization serving Carlisle and the surrounding area. The staff and volunteers are some of the most caring individuals I've ever encountered. The services they provide extend much farther than a food bank. They provide services for children, including 'Kids in the Kitchen' to show children how to prepare nutritious food, and a summer reading program as well. They provide nutrition information and food preparation classes for adults as well!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project share is an amazing place to volunteer. My football team would go to the distribution every time we could and after going a while I registered to volunteer there. Everyone at project share is like one big family and every event they hold is a great opportunity to get out and help the community

Helen45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project share is a wonderful place to volunteer! I have been volunteering in the kitchen for 2 years and I love it. We prepare meals for children in the summer. And tasting recipes for recipients during distribution. There are canning classes, Kids in the kitchen and much much more. it is a great place to meet and work with other folks and meet and greet the recipients.