Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort (OSHaRE) is excited to announce that we will be moving our location, so that we can improve our services – with respect to the meals we are able to prepare, provide opportunities to develop partnerships for services that will be of benefit to our guests, and improve storage for dealing with large donations of fresh produce and perishable items.
OSHaRE has been located at the Harmony Centre since its inception, over six years ago. During those years, OSHaRE has served over 100,000 meals, through the generous donations of people, businesses and other organizations, and the hard work of our amazing volunteers. We are thankful for the relationship we have with the Harmony Centre. It has been a great place for OSHaRE to begin, and the Harmony Centre’s support has been incredible through the years. The relationship has given OSHaRE time to mature and develop a better understanding of the needs of our guests and the resources we require to effectively and efficiently meet those needs. We are excited to continue our great relationship with the Harmony Centre as both charities continue to grow and develop.
In 2017, in partnership with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, a review of OSHaRE’s operations was undertaken. That report identified a number of improvements and new initiatives that OSHaRE could undertake to better serve those who depend upon our services. We believe that it is important for OSHaRE to undertake some of these new initiatives.
Our new location will be 946 3rd Avenue, East, in downtown Owen Sound. In this location, OSHaRE will have industrial-grade cooking equipment, with a walk in cooler and freezer. We will also have space to develop additional services and partnerships with other community organizations. We believe that these improvements will help us to serve our guests better.
Our plan is to continue serving meals out of the Harmony Centre until September 2019, when our new space will be ready. More information about this exciting opportunity will be released as we move forward. OSHaRE-what we have, we will share.
Serving hot, nutritious meals Monday – Friday from 5pm-6pm
Lunch to go programs on Saturdays & Stat Holidays from 11am-12pm
Ready To Make A Donation?
OSHaRE is a registered charity organization that depends on local support to assist those less fortunate in our community.
We accept both financial and food donations.
Aveda Walk for Food and Water
April 26th 2019, join us to raise money for OSHaRE. Register as an individual or as a team below.
You helped us to serve over 21,200 meals to individuals & families in our community.
This was only possible by Generously….
Over 9 686.5 lbs of non perishable foods, fresh fruits and vegetables with us.
Over 4 500 hours of your time to help us to serve, prepare, and fund raise.
Donations and gift cards to ensure that our program is sustainable for anyone who needs help in the community.
Thank you for helping us to Share at OSHaRE… We couldn’t do it without you!
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