S.H.A.R.E. Food Co-op - Bulk Food Program
SHARE: ( Sharing Helping Always Rewards Everyone ) This is not charity though many charitable organizations run it. That is because SHARE depends on volunteers,and charitable organizations have an abundance of people willing to donate time.
The S.H.A.R.E. network is run more like a food co-op, and they are in operation in almost every mainland state. The low prices, make it basically wholesale to the public.
The SHARE Food Network began in San Diego,California, and distributes high quality affordable nutritious food as a way to build community and strengthen families. By performing two hours of volunteer service, participants are able to purchase packages of groceries at a reduced cost, empowering families to save an average of 50-60% off local supermarket prices.
Donated time can be at your local library, local church, community center, or by helping to pack or distribute SHARE boxes on delivery day. The important thing, is that you donate you time, somewhere.
If the program is not in your local area, you may organize a group in your area, and pick up your boxes by pickup truck load. This programs is not based on income. Everyone can participate. Buy as many boxes as you want. Prices are $8.00 per box and up, varies by state.
Another Bulk Food Co-op Program is the Mid America Foods bulk lot food box program, similar to the
SHARE program. The Mid America Foods Bulk Food Boxes are now in 9 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. See the link below.
SHARE East Pennsylvania Covers:
SHARE Eastern Nebraska Covers:
SHARE Washington DC Covers: