Christmas ProgramsThe holiday season is a very special 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. `Given the COVID-19 safety considerations, SHARE will again be focusing on supporting families through our Holiday Food for Families Program and the Holiday Toy Program. This year, registration for both programs can be done on-line or in person. See below for these details.

Want to participate and get involved? 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 (COMING SOON),
  • sign up to volunteer for Toy Bank and Toy Sorting at Coquitlam Centre - (Sign up coming soon)
  • host your own food drive or toy drive,
  • donate food,
  • volunteer at one of our many community holiday events.

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.*

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.


Holiday 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,
  • SHARE Drive-Thru Food Drive
  • And many other fun Holiday 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 - (Coming Soon)
  • Assisting the Food Bank with food truck loading/unloading or volunteer driving (volunteers use their own vehicle), 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.

Holiday Program Information



Registration and Information for Toy and Gift Program

This program is intended to help families in need within the Tri-Cities community. Due to high demand, we can only support those who are residents of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. To receive toys, families need to register. This year, registration and pick up will be done at one location - 3086 Spring St., Port Moody, Rear of the building (near the Port Moody Skytrain station).

Registration will start on Nov 15th and will happen on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ending the week until Dec 3rd. Each area has a specific day.

To help ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols for social distancing are observed, the following specific schedule will be implemented:

  • Last name beginning with A-M  - 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Last name beginning with  N-Z  - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Port Coquitlam families will be served on Mondays

Coquitlam families will be served on Tuesdays

Port Moody families will be served on Thursdays or Fridays

Families who have all the information / documents with them when they come to register will be able to pick up the toys on the same day.

Those who do not have all the needed information will be asked to return that day with the information or they will need to come back the following week.

Families will have an option to register and provide the needed documents online. They will be contacted by a Food Bank staff or volunteer to confirm their registration and give them their specific schedule for toy pick up.

Legal guardians of children 17 & under may apply to receive holiday toys. Legal documents indicating they have custody may be asked.

Only one person per family will be permitted to pick up the toys and please do not bring children. Mask will be mandatory.

Requirements: At the time of registration, families MUST present a CURRENT I.D. and the following:

  • Proof of address: For each family member - 19 years old and over., Utility Bill, MEIA, Bank Statement dated within the current month.
  • Care Card(s): For ALL members of the family / household.
  • Income Information: Proof of family income like 2020 Notice of Assessment will be requested.

NOTE: Questions can be directed to SHARE Food Bank, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody (rear of the building) with phone number 604.931.2451

Registration and Information for Holiday Food for Families Program

Holiday Food for Families are available to Tri-Cities residents who need help this season.

Who needs to register? Families who are not yet registered with the Food Bank or have not attended the Food Bank in the last 6 months need to register to participate in the Holiday Food for Families program.

Online Registration: Families are encouraged to register online before December 3rd. A Food Bank staff or volunteer will contact you to confirm your registration and pickup schedule/location.

In Person Registration: Families may register in person during food distribution day (Wednesday, Dec 8th or 15th) at the Food Bank location where they live. They need to come with a proof of address and the Care Card of all people/family members living in the same address. 

To help ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols for social distancing are observed, the following specific schedule will be implemented:

Last name beginning with A-M 9:30am – 11:30am

Last name beginning with N-Z 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Holiday Food for Families pick up days– Wednesday Dec 8 OR Dec 15.

Current Food Bank Users

Current Food Bank users come on their usual Wednesday - either December 8 or December 15 at their regular Food Bank depot. They need to ensure their registration information is up to date or they will be required to provide any missing information.

Tiny Bundles Families

Tiny Bundles clients will receive ONE Holiday Food for Families hamper on either December 8th or December 15th. Tiny Bundles families can come on both dates to get their special Tiny Bundle items ONLY.

NOTE: Questions can be directed to SHARE Food Bank, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody (rear of the building) with phone number 604.931.2451