Posted on March 19, 2020 by

UPDATE: March 19th, 2020

During the Covid-19 crisis we are concerned about maintaining the SHARE Food Bank Service as well as protecting the health of service users, volunteers and staff. Please check our website www.sharesociety.ca for the most recent information about the SHARE Food Bank as well as other SHARE services.

Please do not come to the Food Bank if you or a someone you are in regular contact with is or has been ill or has recently travelled outside of Canada.

Hours of Operation:

SHARE Food Bank is open:

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

To maintain social distancing and everyone’s health the door will be locked. Please knock and a staff person/volunteer will come to the door to assist you.

Food Bank Distribution:

    Pre-packed hamper bags will be distributed on Wednesdays as follows:

  • Clients whose last names start with a letter between “A” to “M” are asked to attend the distribution between 10am-11:30am Wednesday
  • Clients whose last names start with a letter between “N” to “Z” are asked to attend the distribution between 11:30am-1:30pm Wednesday
  • Everyone who needs help will be served. There is no advantage in attending early or “lining up”. We are trying to limit the number of people on site at any given time, and to make the process as fast and efficient as possible.
  • Port Moody – SHARE Family and Community Services - 2615 Clarke Street
  • Coquitlam – Hillside Church – 1393 Austin Avenue
  • Port Coquitlam – Trinity United Church – 2211 Prairie Avenue

Volunteering

We are not taking new volunteers at this time. In order to maintain social distancing we need to limit the number of people we can have on our sites at one time. Thank you for your offers to help. We appreciate your kind offer and will reach out to the community if our situation changes.

Donations:

Donations are always appreciated. If you would like to make a financial donation you can most easily do this through our website www.sharesociety.ca

If you would like to donate food please donate non perishable foods. We would most appreciate canned fruit, canned fish and meat, canned meals. Thank you for thinking of SHARE Food Bank.


UPDATE: March 18th, 2020

SHARE Society remains committed to ensuring the safety and wellness of those we serve, as well as our staff and volunteers. Based on the most recent information from health authorities, please be advised of the following, effective March 18th:

SHARE’s offices will be closed to all members of the public. The exceptions are:

  • Food Bank service delivery (although we are taking precautions to make the distribution process as quick and safe as possible); and
  • Tenant services at our 43 Housing office sites (although restrictions will be placed on office hours, appointment protocols, etc.).
  • We have cancelled our spring break camps, Family Resource Program drop-in programs, English Language Practice Groups, New Beginnings Program groups, counselling groups, substance use and prevention groups, and any other group service offerings, with the exception of Food Bank distribution.

SHARE remains here to help. Our phone lines, social media channels, and email are all being monitored and our staff are continuing to support as many people as we safely can. Please call us at 604-540-9161 or 604-936-3900 for more information or see our website




Food Bank Plan for Distribution – Wednesday March 18, 2020 

In recognition of the Covid 19 crisis, and to ensure the ongoing safety of our clients, staff and volunteers SHARE has made the following changes to our Food Bank operations for Wednesday March 18th:

  • All clients will receive pre-packaged food hampers only.  
  • Clients whose last names start with a letter between “A” to “M” are asked to attend the distribution between 10am-11:30am Wednesday
  • Clients whose last names start with a letter between “N” to “Z” are asked to attend the distribution between 11:30am-1:30pm Wednesday

Everyone who needs help will be served.  There is no advantage in attending early or “lining up”.  We are trying to limit the number of people on site at any given time, and to make the process as fast and efficient as possible.  

As a reminder, the Food Bank is here to support those living in the TriCities, Anmore and Belcarra with limited financial means.  Should you be new to the Food Bank and need our support, please come to one of our locations at the times specified above and you can access a food hamper.  No pre-registration is required.

Food Bank services will be available tomorrow (Wednesday March 18th) at the following locations: 



UPDATE: March 13th, 2020

SHARE Society takes the safety of those we serve and our staff very seriously. We are following the recommendations of public health officials with respect to Covid-19, including:

  • frequent hand washing,
  • disinfecting surfaces frequently; and
  • self-isolation if any signs of the virus and after any travel outside the country.

We know that many people rely on our services. We will endeavour to continue delivering our services as usual, given our staffing and volunteer levels permit, and we can remain in strict compliance with the recommendations of our health authorities.

At this time, we can advise:

  • SHARE’s Food Bank remains open with regular operating hours;
  • Counselling appointments remain as scheduled unless advised otherwise;
  • Early Intervention Therapy services remain as scheduled unless advised otherwise;
  • Community Living Program spring break camps and groups are running as scheduled;
  • Some English Language Practice Groups have been cancelled due to a lack of staffing/volunteers; please call 604-540-9161 to check the most current schedule
  • other programs such as New Beginnings, our Senior’s services, etc. are also operating as scheduled; and
  • our Housing sites are operating as usual.

Given how quickly things are changing with this situation, we recommend that you call SHARE before trying to access a specific service. Our Coquitlam office can be reached at 604-540-9161 and our Port Moody office can be reached at 604-936-3900. We will also try to keep our website and social media updated.

We ask all of our clients, volunteers and staff to assist in ceasing the spread of the virus by refraining from coming to a SHARE site if they are feeling unwell, if they have been in contact with someone who has the virus, or if they have travelled outside of the country in the past 2 weeks.

Thank you and stay safe.



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