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Project SHARE of Carlisle

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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently I found myself in a very dire situation.
I'm going through a divorce. My grocery budget from $400.00 (when married) to $0.
With God, I had to push through my pride and humiliation to reach out for help.
Project Share readily approve my application. I now can eat with out having to worry about where my next meal will come from.
Project Share staff & volunteers does treat me with compassion and respect when I go for for food.

I never thought I'd be in this position.

I plan to pay it forward by volunteering @ Project Share I get my personal in order.


Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a fast and friendly atmosphere with a lot of friendly staff... Thanks for everything!!


Client Served

Rating: 5

Project Share is such a blessing to the people of Carlisle. They not only feed bodies, they feed minds and spirits. From the well organized and plentiful , monthly food distributions and the weekly produce stand to the wonderful information on how to prepare healthy foods not normally afforded in the diets of those of us who live on or near the poverty level. Teaching is so important because if you give someone food they don't know how to cook, they probably won't use it. So many workshops are available to the community for the children and families for the betterment of themselves and the community as a whole. They address health issues and invite other sources of wellness to set up tables and offer services to clients, such as flu shots, diabetic education, healthcare and dental service providers. They are a wellspring of vital information for the poor and the working poor to make ends meet. They provide prayers for those requesting them. They provide fellowship through holiday dinners and events like school supplies distributions. They truly make my life better and so many others by doing the Lord's work. I am very grateful for Project Share!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family have been Project SHARE recipients for perhaps five years now. Not only do we religiously attend distribution every month, but we also utilize the Farm Stand nearly every week, especially during the cooler months when our garden isn't producing. Project SHARE has made a huge difference in our family's life, providing us with wholesome, nutritious food, as well as giving us access to much-needed school supplies every fall. Many of the regular volunteers know us by sight, and they always have a warm smile and kind words for us. Altogether, Project SHARE has been a great blessing to our family. I hope they will be able to continue to serve our community for many years to come.
T. B., of Gardners

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was a nurse for 6 yrs,and diagnosed with Huntingtons disease,my husband worked 3 part time jobs,and had a stroke in april.with 2 children one autistic.I have my hands full.
without Project share.I don't know how we would survive.The people treat you with dignity,and respect.Every volunteer is kind,and has a heart on their sleeve.

"people don't label you as being lazy and poor."
They treat you as an individual,kindness,and caring.

Project Share has been a miracle.We are grateful!

1 Wanda_B

Client Served

Rating: 5

Project SHARE has been a big help to me and my family. I like that they not only give you food but they also help in you life. I was a very depressed person and with the help of Project SHARE they help me have a purpose in life and they have empowered me to want to help others that are in the same need as me. They are a Faith based and they brought me to Christ. I thank God everyday for there help and kindness that they have shown me.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I received help from Project Share or some form of it 1986 until 2005. It has been built on the back of Elaine Livas and all her hard work over the years. The food we received was a far cry in quality and quantity from what they provide now. The breadth and depth of the community involvement with Project Share seems to grow every month. Now they have a permanant home that houses a clothing bank, storage facilities for cost saving and bulk buying, and community connections and support of all kinds. They truly provide Self Help And Recipient Education (SHARE). Now that I have been able to get myself into a more stable lifestyle, I am now a donor and occasional volunteer. Thank you Elaine and Project Share!