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Project SHARE in Niagara Falls

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Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

She was right and nowhere is the truth of her statement more evident than in the work of Project S.H.A.R.E., a group committed to helping the hungry in Niagara Falls.

According to Jo Low, Volunteer and Community Garden Coordinator for Project S.H.A.R.E., on average, the organization serves emergency food to 100 to 110 households every day. Of those food recipients, 40 percent are children.

Those statistics translate directly into 350 lbs. of food per hour, 55,000 lbs. per month or 660,000 lbs. per year.  The numbers are staggering.

Many of those who come to Project S.H.A.R.E suffer from mental health problems that affect their ability to work while others are employed but make only minimum wage, not enough to support and feed their families.

NaturallyinNiagara.ca was on hand recently to watch Project S.H.A.R.E. and a group of dedicated volunteers that included Natalie Lowe from Celebrate Niagara,  Paula Racher from Niagara Falls Tourism, Erica Bolger from Vintage Hotels, Kelly Shannon from Peller Estate and Hillebrand Wineries and Maryann Duerksen, Lyn Fox, Christine Pietraculpa, Megan Bowman, Tyler Ferguson from Niagara College in action!

If you’d like to be a part of Project S.H.A.R.E call 905-357-5121 ext.24 or visit www.projectshare.ca

The Author

Liz Fleming, Managing Editor of NaturallyinNiagara.ca, is an award-winning journalist who writes a weekly travel gear column for The Toronto Star as well as regular travel features for The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Cruise and Travel Lifestyles Magazine and CAA Travel. She’s currently a featured commentator on the Astral Media radio stations in southern Ontario, providing daily travel ‘minutes’ and is the editor of WO, the White Oaks Magazine.

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