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Where Can I Donate Funds?

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Our People

Our volunteers are dedicated to the communities of Port Hope and Cobourg, and to the simple principle that none of our neighbours should ever go hungry.

Our mission is simple: we work daily to provide food and other basic necessities to individuals and families in need. The Fare Share Food Bank has dedicated itself to this goal for the past thirty years.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Fare Share’s board of directors is comprised of dedicated Northumberland residents who share in the food bank’s vision and who work with our volunteers to achieve our mission.

Representing the communities served by Fare Share, the directors:

  • Develop policy
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising initiatives
  • Make decisions about Fare Share’s future
  • Monitor the operational and financial performance of the food bank
  • If you're interested in becoming a member of the Fare Share Board of Directors, please contact our main office.

Board of Directors

 CHAIR

Ron Tait 

ronald.tait51@gmail.com

  • Lead board meetings
  • Participate/vote on board motions.
  • Management/analysis of donor data.

SECRETARY

Cathy Cavanagh
ccavanagh@nuw.unitedway.ca

  • Takes minutes at every Board meeting
  • Documentation management

BOARD MEMBER

Yvonne O’Neill
yjoneill@yahoo.ca

  • Previous Manager of Port Hope food bank
  • Community relationships.

BOARD MEMBER

Katherine Fledderus
kfledderus@gmail.com

 

VICE-CHAIR/STATISTICS

Chuck Sammut 

  • Will take over Chair duties in their absence
  • Prepares Monthly statistics that are used to analyze various needs of Fare Share throughout the year
  • Helps to apply for and review grants
  • Member of the governance committee

TREASURER

Gail Martin
gail.martin@live.ca

  • Budget management
  • Month-to-month financial record keeping
  • Investment management

FUNDRAISING

John Drahun
john.drahun@fareshare.ca

  • Work with Fare Share team to achieve fundraising objectives.
  • Build calendar of activity to maintain cash flow throughout the year.
  • Maintains key community business relationships

Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rick Riley
rriley@fareshare.ca

  • Responsible to the board
  • Oversight of the various committees
  • Community relations
  • Clubs/ Organizations in harness their fundraising capabilities.
  • Presentations to community organizations.
  • Develop new initiatives to target opportunity market segments.

COBOURG FOOD BANK LEAD VOLUNTEER & MANAGER OF PURCHASING

Lori Vout
admin@fareshare.ca

  • Management of Cobourg Site, leadership/scheduling of volunteer team.
  • Direction re: all food acquiring, purchasing, liaison with OAFB, Food4All.
  • Inventory and client menu logistics.

PORT HOPE FOOD BANK LEAD VOLUNTEER

Ken O’Neill
oneillky@sympatico.ca

  • Manager of Port Hope food bank
  • Is our representative for the Northumberland Food Network committee

Northumberland County
Hunger Facts

300,000 lbs.
of Food Distributed Annually.
Averaging 43 lbs. of food per household

950 Households
helped by our food banks each year

2,200 Individuals
helped by our food bank each year
(38% are under 18 years, 8% are seniors)

603 Average
household visits each month

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