Project SHARE is an interfaith, non-profit cooperative effort that has been serving the community since 1985. Project SHARE helps the hungry by providing supplementary food on a monthly basis to residents of the greater Carlisle area.

Our Mission: In response to God's call to love and serve one another, Project SHARE provides food, nutritional education, and links to other community resources to empower people in need within Western Cumberland County.



What is gleaning? Gleaning is  described several places in the Bible. It is when the growers permit the poor to gather the remains to feed their families.  It was also a common practice in the Middle Ages in Europe.  In our region many local farmers and orchards invite us to SHARE the bounty of the harvest after they have picked their fields.  What we are able to gather is miraculous.


Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving. It’s a simple idea. On Tuesday, November 29, just find a way for you, your family, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. The success of GivingTuesday depends on the collective efforts of all of us. We can prove that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back.



There are special events year round that serve many purposes.  The first is our bonding with one another as a community engaged in the good works of Project SHARE.  The joy of the events and the participation fills and links each of us.  Fundraising events also help our mission. Some events are organized by Project SHARE while others are done on our behalf.

How We Do It

Volunteers of the Month – November

Carol & CLYDE Forbes

clyde-and-me-lindsays-wedding-webClyde and Carol have been volunteering the last 8 years..  The Carlisle Kiwanis club was Clyde’s first connection with Project Share after he retired from teaching 3 years ago.

Every distribution Thursday you can find them serving the home bound recipients as well as delivering there federal government senior boxes to their front door.

Carol also does a great job of alphabetizing and filing our recipients files, along with helping conduct interviews or helping to greet our recipient with a smile when they get called to the interview room.

This year they had an abundance of squash and donated some of their bounty back to Project SHARE.

The team of gleaning volunteers is well on its way to break the 57,000-pound total from the 2015 growing season!