“We decided to implement the MyPlate Plan as it was in the best interest of our clients to implement a healthier meal plan that includes more fresh produce and less nutrient deficient, sugary, fat-laden foods.” Holley Walhood, Share Food Coordinator

Share provides daily, free meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. And those who enjoy the meals are not limited to Outreach and shelter clients. They also include individuals and families who are working, but who are still not able to make enough money to make ends meet. Much of the food used in the program is donated by area grocery stores and is prepared each day by volunteers and staff.

Meals are served daily at Share House–
• Monday-Friday: Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.  |  Lunch: 12:00 to 12: 30 p.m.  |  Dinner: 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday-Sunday: Breakfast: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.  |  Dinner: 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteering for Share Hot Meals

Volunteers come from all over Clark County to assist in the kitchen. Much of the food used in the program is donated by area grocery stores and is prepared each day by volunteers and staff.

Volunteer Meal Preparation and Serving

Time commitment: 2-4 hours; frequency is determined according to the volunteer schedule; time commitment varies according to meal and shelter location. Volunteers work alongside our staff and residents to help prepare and serve meals in our Hot Meal Program. Individuals as well as groups are welcome.

If you are interested in coordinating a food drive for Share, please contact hwalker@sharevancouver.org or 360-952-8312

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)  mail: U.S. , Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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