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 is such an asset to our community! Carlisle is truly blessed by the caring Executive Director and all the volunteers that work to provide for so many needs of the less fortunate in our area.
The most remarkable thing about Project SHARE is that it maintains high standards, proving that charitable works don 't have to sacrifice quality. Project SHARE is not interested in filling its shelves with anything anyone calls food. It provides fresh food and helps to build a culture of healthy eating and nutrition. We and our extended family support Project SHARE every year, and we do so without hesitation. There are many non-profits that leave you wondering whether your money goes for its intended purpose. We have never had second thoughts about Project SHARE.
I have been a volunteer a few times and have been very impressed with how far Elaine has brought Project Share over the years. The amount of people they help and the efficiency of the distribution is impressive. The classes they hold for children and adults to learn how to cook and eat healthy goes above the basic role of just providing food for the hungry . The Carlisle community has rallied around Project Share with individuals and local businesses donating food, money and time.
Project Share is the most widely respected and most well known organization in Carlisle. They have provided food, support, encouragement, acceptance and God's unconditional love to many in our community. Their energy and commitment is amazing.