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Food Rescue

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
Owen Sound.

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

Donate Today!

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.

In 2020,

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.

Welcome Volunteers

We are so thankful for all of our volunteers. Without them we would not be able to do what we do to serve our community. If you are interested in joining our team please find out more information on our Volunteer Page, there is a job for everyone.

Sharing with Our Community Partners

Sharing is what we do at OSHaRE. Daily that means sharing with our guests, but it also means sharing food that we recieve through Food Rescue, Corporate Donations, Food Drives, and the Feeding Families- Restaurant Relief Program. Often 2 to 3 times a week we are...

100,000 meals and counting…

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,...

OSHaRE- What we have…we will share.

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...

Thank you for helping us to Share at OSHaRE… We couldn’t do it without you!

Recent News & Events

COVID19 Response

During COVID19 OSHaRE is serving meals-to-go to anyone in the community who needs them. Our hours are 11am-1pm from Monday to Saturday and 4pm-6pm from Monday to Friday. In the months of March, April and May we have seen a 300% increase in the meals that we served...

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Public Health Report

Please see the attached report published in 2018 by the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit.  They interviewed several of our guests and volunteers to assess the effects of OSHaRE in our community. OSHaRE Final Report

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