SHARE Food Package is a program where people get a break on their grocery bills by exchanging volunteer time for the opportunity to buy affordable food. For each package of food purchased, we simply ask for two(2) hours of “good deed” time, whether at SHARE, other institutions in your community, or your own neighborhood.
Food packages offer meats, fresh fruits and vegetables and grocery items valued at as much as twice the price you pay. SHARE purchases the food from growers, brokers and packaging plants. SHARE Food is never donated, government surplus, or salvage.
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Affordable: SHARE food packages assure top value for your food-buying dollar. SHARE is simply a smart way to save dollars and help the community at the same time.
Basic: Basic foods and basic packaging are the heart of the SHARE food packages. Although they contain some processed foods, the majority of the food packages are made up of basic, wholesome foods families can purchase every month and prepare the way they like it.
Consistent: SHARE provides fresh, wholesome, healthy foods month after month, year after year. Our Value Package always contains meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and staple items such as beans, rice, pasta, or cereal, plus a few specialty items.
How can YOU save money through SHARE Food Packages?
Register: Fill out a monthly Menu/Order Form online, at SHARE or with a neighborhood Host Site.
Pay: You pay for the amount of whatever you buy from the menu. If you have your food delivered to your Host, you pay just $1 per package in the Philadelphia area and $1.50 elsewhere, and an additional 10¢ per preference item.
Volunteer: Give two hours of volunteer service in the community for each package of food you purchase.
Pick Up: Pick up your SHARE food at the SHARE warehouse or at the neighborhood Host on a scheduled food distribution day.
Receive: Receive approximately $35 to $45 worth of quality frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and shelf stable items at approximately 50% savings.
Register: Obtain a menu for the following month.