Causes: Food Banks & Pantries
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.