Christmas ProgramsThe holiday season is a busy time for all of us at SHARE! We work extra hard to support our community so that we can make the season a little brighter for everyone. This year with COVID, the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff remains a top priority in all that we do. Thus, our holiday programming will look a little different in some ways.

Given the COVID-19 safety considerations, SHARE will be focusing on supporting families through our Holiday Food Hamper and Christmas Toy Program. We will not be offering direct donor-family connections through the Caring Neighbour Program. This was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the right one to ensure the safest and most effective use of resources this holiday season.

In spite of these changes, the holiday season remains a great time for you to get involved and give back to our community. You can:

  • make a financial donation on line HERE,
  • shop for gifts and food to donate at our Virtual Store HERE,
  • sign up to volunteer for Toy Bank and Toy Sorting at Coquitlam Centre HERE
  • host your own food drive or toy drive,
  • donate food,
  • volunteer at one of our many community holiday events.

We encourage you to SHARE Joy and join us in embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season. With your help, we can make the season merry and bright for all.

Listed below is more information on our programs and services that are delivered during the holidays and how to register as a recipient as well as volunteering opportunities.


Christmas Events & Volunteering


Christmas ProgramsVolunteering can be a great way to give back to the community, meet new friends, and gain valuable skills. SHARE Family & Community Services is built on a strong volunteer foundation. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to facilitate many of our programs and services!

SHARE hosts and supports a wide variety of events over the holiday season. This year, these include:

  • Toy Bank and Toy Sorting at Coquitlam Centre,
  • The CFOX Santa Fox Food Drive,
  • SHARE Drive-Thru Food and Toy Drive
  • And many other fun Christmas events!

If you’re looking to get involved, check out where you can lend a hand during the holiday season.

To volunteer for:

  • 3rd party fundraising initiatives & community volunteering opportunities, please contact Hayley Knapp: hayley.knapp/at/sharesociety.ca or 604.529.5107.
  • Coquitlam Centre Toy Bank & Toy sorting opportunities - please visit this link and fill out the online form to sign up.
  • Assisting the Food Bank with food truck loading/unloading or volunteer driving, please contact Krissie Sondles at krissie.sondles/at/sharesociety.ca or 604.937.6988.
  • Support at SHARE Food Bank’s reception desk receiving donations, answering phone calls, data entry, completing new registrations, and supporting in food distribution please contact Krissie Sondles at krissie.sondles/at/sharesociety.ca or 604.937.6988.

SHARE Toy & Gift Program for Children and Youth

This program is intended to help families in need within the Tri-Cities for toys ONLY.  This year, so that we can maintain COVID-19 safety protocols for social distancing and crowd sizes, all Toy Shop visits will be by reserved appointment only.

Parents or guardians of children 17 & under may apply to receive Christmas toys. You may be asked to provide legal documents indicating you have custody if you are not the parent.

Regular Food Bank clients:

You will receive a Toy Shop appointment time when you visit the food bank for your regular food hamper.

New to the SHARE Food Bank:

You are required to register for a reserved appointment time.

Registration begins on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. You can also register for an appointment on Saturdays starting Nov. 28, 10:00am – Noon. Please register at only ONE of the locations below and plan to arrive at the times designated for the letter of your last name:

Port Moody

Share Food Bank

2615 Clarke Street

(rear - enter off Spring Street)

Wednesdays from

November 18th - December 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Port Coquitlam

Trinity United Church

2211 Prairie Avenue

(corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy)

Wednesdays from

November 18th - December 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Coquitlam

Hillside Community Church

1393 Austin Avenue

(between Gatensbury and Schoolhouse)

Wednesdays from

November 18th - December 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Requirements: At the time of registration you MUST apply in person with CURRENT I.D. and the following:

  • Proof of address: For each family member - 19 years old and over. RECENT Rental Agreement, Utility Bill, MEIA, Bank Statement dated within the past 3 months.
  • Care Card(s): For ALL members of the family / household. ACTUAL IDs - NO PHOTOS OR COPIES.
  • Income Information: For each family member - 19 years old and over, e.g. RECENT cheque stub from MEIA, EI, WCB, work or Bank Statement dated within the past 3 months.

NOTE: As of November 16th, ALL Christmas Registration questions can be directed to SHARE Food Bank, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody (rear of the building). For more information call: 604-931-2451

Christmas Food Hampers

Christmas Food Hampers are available to Tri-Cities residents who need help this season. You need to register with us to receive this food hamper.

CURRENT Food Bank clients: As you are registered please come on your usual Wednesday - either December 9 or December 16 at your regular Food Bank depot. Please plan to arrive at the times designated for the letter of your last name as outlined below.

NEVER been to a SHARE Food Bank? Would you like a Christmas hamper? You need to register. Please come on December 9 or December 16 to one of the Food Bank depots listed below that is convenient for you. Please plan to arrive at the times designated for the letter of your last name as outlined below.

Have you been away from SHARE Food Bank for MORE THAN 6 MONTHS? You need to renew your registration. Please come on December 9 or December 16 to one of the Food Bank depots listed below that is convenient for you. Please plan to arrive at the times designated for the letter of your last name as outlined below.

Port Moody

Share Food Bank

2615 Clarke Street

(rear - enter off Spring Street)

Wednesday

December 9th or December 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Port Coquitlam

Trinity United Church

2211 Prairie Avenue

(corner of Prairie and Shaughnessy)

Wednesday

December 9th orDecember 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Coquitlam

Hillside Community Church

1393 Austin Avenue

(between Gatensbury and Schoolhouse)

Wednesday

December 9th or December 16th

Last Names beginning with A - M

10:00am – 11:30 am

Last Names beginning with N - Z

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please come prepared to carry your hamper.

Tiny Bundles Families


Tiny Bundles clients will receive ONE Christmas hamper on either December 9th or December 16th. Tiny Bundles families can come on both dates to get their special Tiny Bundle items ONLY.

Food Wish List

Thank you for supporting your community!

SHARE Food Bank is in need of:

*Please be advised that we cannot distribute open, damaged or past the best before date food.*