The Big Heart Award
COVID19 Update: OSHaRE is serving meals Monday to Saturday from 12:00pm-1:30pm and Monday to Friday 4:30pm to 5:30pm. All meals are served to go and are prepackaged for pick up. Since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen a 300% increase in the number of meals we are serving. We are so thankful for our amazing volunteers, community partners, staff, donors and the whole community for helping us to meet this increased demand. Thank you for helping us to share at OSHaRE.
Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort (OSHaRE) is excited to announce that we have moved 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. We are now located at 946 3rd Ave East, in
OSHaRE has been successfully aiding our community for over six years. During those years, OSHaRE has served over 100,000 meals, through the generous donations of people, businesses and other organizations; as well as the hard work of our amazing volunteers.
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 is at 946 3rd Avenue, East, in downtown Owen Sound. In this location, OSHaRE has industrial-grade cooking equipment along with a walk in cooler and freezer. We have additional space to develop services and partnerships with other community organizations. We believe that these improvements will help us to serve our guests better.
OSHaRE – What we have, We will share.
Serving hot, nutritious meals-to-go Monday – Friday from 12:00pm – 1:30pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm
Lunch-to-go programs on Saturdays & Stat Holidays from 12:00pm-1:30pm
We accept both financial and food donations.
You helped us to serve over 72, 792 meals to individuals & families in our community.
This was only possible by Generously….
Over 102,826 lbs of non perishable foods, fresh fruits and vegetables with us.
Over 7,365 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!
Recent News & Events
During the 1st week of May we served our 100,000th take-out meal since the beginning of the Pandemic (March 2020). We could not have done this with out the amazing support of our community, volunteers, local businesses, churches, the Community Foundation Grey Bruce,...
As part of 92.3 The Dock's Feeding Families-Restuarant Recovery, we have been receiving hundreds of frozen meals from local restaurants that have been sponsored by local businesses. Today we were so excited to share some of those meals with our community parnters at...
We are so excited to be part of a new initative put together by The Dock 92.3 Radio Station. Local businesses or individuals donate money to a local restaurant. The local restuarant then provides 40 frozen meals to OSHaRE, for them to hand out to families and...