About Fare Share

Shopping Model is Available Again

Our two locations are now open and our shopping model is available once again.  Please bring along your reusable grocery bags.


Address: Building #19, 700 D’Arcy Street
Phone #: 905-372-5308

Open Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Address: Port Hope United Church, 34 South Street
Phone #: 905-885-6674

Open Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Our Vision

A hunger-free community.

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank is dedicated to serving our communities, by collecting and distributing food and other necessities.

We are open to everyone.

Hunger Facts

Fare Share Food Bank

428,000 lbs.

of Food Distributed Annually

5,600 Households

Served Each Year

Our Goals

Goals 2021

  1. To build on our existing success of providing food and personal necessities to our Neighbours in Port Hope, Cobourg and surrounding areas.
  2. To expand and develop our existing Volunteer Program.
  3. To partner with other agencies to maximize our combined effectiveness.
  4. To improve our internal (operational and administrative) policies and procedures.
  5. To establish an effective internal and external communications plan.
  6. To remain fiscally responsible and prepared for the future.

Our People

Board Of Directors & Staff

All of our People, with the exception of Our Executive Director, are unpaid Volunteers. They are comprised of dedicated Northumberland residents who share in the Food Bank’s vision.

Hunger Facts

Fare Share Food Bank

14,300 Individual

Food Bank Visits Each Year

$1,121,360 of Food

Distributed Annually*

(*Based on Food Banks Canada national value for donated food, July 2020 at $2.62 per lb.)

Our Board & Staff

Please use the General Enquiries Form to connect with a Board Member/Executive

Board of Directors

                                 Helen Donovan                                                                       Chair                                                

Terry Knott
Vice Chair,
Agencies & Community Partners Liaison

Doug Burton


Brent Morrill

Secretary & Governance Liaison

Denis Culver
Food Drives and Vehicle Liaison

Dick Kauling
Food Bank Operations Liaison

Gail Marchand
Communications Liaison

Ken O’Neill
Community Liaison



Cobourg Food Bank

 Laurie Pudwell Wednesday Morning Manager

Lynn Maclean Wednesday Evening Manager

Nicole Kauling Friday Morning Manager and Purchasing Manager

Sheila McCaughey Gallagher Thursday Home Delivery Manager 

Port Hope Food Bank

Liz Evelyn
Wednesday Morning Manager

Brenda Sauve
Wednesday Evening Manager

Brian Donovan 

Purchasing Manager


Fare Share Main Contact

Mailing Address

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

P.O. Box 572,
Cobourg, ON K9A 4L3

Please use the General Enquiries Form to be put into contact with a specific Board Member.

Our Affiliations

Northumberland County Food 4 All logo

Northumberland County

The Food 4 All warehouse provides food and needed items to local food banks, not-for-profit community agencies and school nutrition programs.

Food Banks Canada logo

Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization supporting a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks and food agencies working at the community level.

Feed Ontario logo

Feed Ontario

We are a proud member of Feed Ontario. Feed Ontario is a network of 130-member food banks and over 1,100 affiliate hunger-relief programs and agencies across the province.