- SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) is a program where people can get a break on their grocery bill by purchasing food at discounted prices in exchange for volunteer time. For each package of food purchased, we simply ask for two (2) hours of some type of “good deed” time, at SHARE, in your community, or even in your own neighborhood.
Food packages (worth up to $45) offer meats, fresh fruits and vegetables and grocery items. SHARE buyers purchase the food from growers, brokers and packaging plants. Food is not donated, government surplus, or salvage.
SHARE is Unique: SHARE is for everyone. “If you eat, you qualify.” Everyone in the community can participate. Because it is for everyone, it can help break down barriers that divide people – barriers like race, religion, social and economic classes, gender and age. When we break down barriers, we can begin to see each other as real people, and begin to build community and neighborhoods.
SHARE is Community Service: Community service is defined as random acts of kindness, or service to benefit one’s neighbor or community. Anything you do for another person or organization without pay is community service. It might be helping a neighbor, teaching Sunday School, assisting a teacher, delivering meals to the elderly, organizing a group to clean up the neighborhood, setting up a crime watch, helping with scouts or little league, etc.
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