Become a Host

What is a Share Host Site?

Host sites are what make the Share Package Program possible. Almost anyone or any organization can become a Host Site. Our host sites range from community centers, churches, businesses, senior centers, tenant councils, food cupboards, and social service agencies, to neighbors wanting to help out their block. Anyone looking for a way to make affordable food available to people in their local community is welcome to start a new Share Host Site!

To see a list of Share Host Sites currently ordering, check here for hosts near you.

Host organization roles and responsibilities:

  • Promote the Share mission and philosophy in the community and provide caring service motivated by a desire to help others.
  • Register participants and receive money.
  • Turn in food orders on or before Order Turn-In Day and remit payments to Share. (See your Share calendar or newsletter for exact dates.)
  • Provide adequate transportation and a distribution site for Share food packages each month.
  • Provide participants with volunteer service ideas and opportunities, including volunteering at the Share Philadelphia Center. We strongly encourage each host site to volunteer at Share at least once a year.
Philadelphia Sites:

Sites located in Philadelphia or within reasonable driving distance pick up their food at the Share Philadelphia Center (2901 W. Hunting Park Ave.) on one of the three days of distribution.

Satellite Sites (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, & Eastern Shore of Maryland):

Sites located outside of Philadelphia receive their food through delivery, often picking up at one of our Satellite Centers: Buskill and Canton, PA; Asbury Park, South Orange, Newark and Tom’s River, NJ; Middleton, DE; Cambridge, MD; and Corona, Bronx, and Valley Stream, NY. There is an additional charge for delivery.

How to start a host site

Call or email a Share Host Developer to answer any questions you may have. To email, fill out the contact form here. To reach us by phone, call 215-223-2220 or 1-800-595-3663.
Your group must find at least a few Share Team Members to assist with registration and distribution. You must appoint a Host Coordinator, who will be the main contact person for your Host Site. You should also secure a distribution site and means of transportation for distribution day.
Schedule a Host Training with a Host Developer or other authorized representative.
Complete a Host Agreement Form. You may fill out a paper copy at the time of your Host Training.

Apply Here

Once you have completed the Agreement Form, you will receive a host number and may begin ordering.