Our Shopping Model is Available

Our Port Hope and Cobourg  locations provide for our  shopping model.  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.

Anyone Can Volunteer

Hello and thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Volunteer with Northumberland Fare Share.


Hunger Facts

Fare Share Food Bank

428,000 lbs.

of Food Distributed Annually

5,600 Households

Served Each Year

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can help at Fare Share.

Our Volunteers buy groceries, stock shelves, shop with our Neighbours; they portion, they take pictures, they make deliveries... you get my point.

Join our incredible team of men and women who support our community and build new relationships at the same time.

Below is a list of tasks that may interest you. Check as many as you like, and someone will get back to you.

Helen Donovan
Chair, Northumberland Fare Share

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.)

Volunteer Roles

  • Back Up Food Bank personnel. Perhaps 1 shift a month to provide our regular volunteer a little time off.
  • Back up Drivers. Able bodies required as there is lifting and moving.
  • Back up Sorters and Portioners. These roles are typically on “non-open” days with fairly flexible time slots.
  • Back up Volunteers for food drives.
  • Drivers to deliver to those unable to access the Food Bank.
  • People with administrative and organizational skills to assist the Board Members.
  • People to expand our community outreach through networking and information gathering.
  • People to serve a two-year term on our Board of Directors.
  • People who are experienced Event Planners and comfortable with virtual gathering/fundraising activities.
  • People who are tech savvy and familiar/comfortable in the world of Social Media.
  • People who can respond to donors providing a personal thank you and/or phone call.

Please get in touch using the form below, so we can get to know you a little better.

Volunteer Application

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