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.
Project Share and all their staff and volunteers are amazing! Elaine Livas is the "Mother Teresa" of nonprofits. After seeing and hearing Elaine speak at several events, I approached her and asked her if she could give me a few ideas that would help our organization reach the same level of professionalism that Project Share has attained. Elaine and her staff literally opened up their doors, arms and hearts and have gone above and beyond to assist. Elaine instilled the confidence I needed to make major changes in our organization in order to assist our clients more efficiently and respectfully. Somehow, with their busy schedule, Project Share still has the time to assist other organizations who are serving the needy. They are truly a blessing to all. My sincere thanks!