About Fare Share

Our Shopping Model is Available

Our Port Hope and Cobourg  locations provide for our  shopping model.  Please bring along your reusable grocery bags.


Address: Building #19, 700 D’Arcy Street
Phone #: 905-372-5308

Open Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Address: Port Hope United Church, 34 South Street
Phone #: 905-885-6674

Open Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Our Mission:

To distribute food and personal necessities to our neighbours in need in the communities of Port Hope and Cobourg and surrounding areas.



Our Vision:

A hunger free community




Hunger Facts

Fare Share Food Bank


Family visits per month


Individual visits per month 

Our Goals

Goals 2023

  1. To build on our existing success of providing food and personal necessities to our Neighbours in Port Hope, Cobourg and surrounding areas.
  2. To expand and develop our existing Volunteer Program.
  3. To partner with other agencies to maximize our combined effectiveness.
  4. To improve our internal (operational and administrative) policies and procedures.
  5. To establish an effective internal and external communications plan.
  6. To remain fiscally responsible and prepared for the future.

Our People

Board Of Directors & Staff

Our "people" are comprised of dedicated Northumberland residents who share in the Food Bank’s vision.

Hunger Facts

Fare Share Food Bank

56,700 lbs of food

Distributed per month

$2,182,800 *

Distributed annually

(*Based on Food Banks Canada national value for donated food,  at $3.21 per lb.)

Our Board & Staff

Please use the General Enquiries Form to connect with a Board Member

Board of Directors

Helen Donovan


Dick Kauling

Vice Chair and Food Bank Operations Liaison

Danielle Keir


Brent Morrill

Secretary and Governance Liaison

Denis Culver
Food Drives and Vehicle Liaison

Terry Knott

Board Member

Gail Marchand
Communications Liaison

Harry Meester 

Marketing/Community Partner Liaison





Cobourg Food Bank

 Erin Hunter Food Bank Coordinator

Lynn Maclean Wednesday (Morning and Evening)  and Friday Morning Manager

  Danielle Keir  Saturday Morning Manager

Nicole Kauling  Cobourg Office Manager

Sheila McCaughey Gallagher Thursday Home Delivery Manager 

Brian Donovan/David Evelyn  Co-Purchasing Managers 

Cindy Smith

SOS (Support Our Seniors) Program Manager

Port Hope Food Bank

Liz Evelyn
Wednesday Morning Manager

Brenda Sauve
Wednesday Evening Manager

Pat Barkwell

Wednesday Home Delivery Manager

Brian Donovan, David Evelyn 

Co-Purchasing Managers


Fare Share Main Contact

Mailing Address

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

P.O. Box 572,
Cobourg, ON K9A 4L3

Please use the General Enquiries Form to contact us

Our Affiliations

Northumberland County Food 4 All logo

Northumberland County

The Food 4 All warehouse provides food and needed items to local food banks, not-for-profit community agencies and school nutrition programs.

Food Banks Canada logo

Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization supporting a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks and food agencies working at the community level.

Feed Ontario logo

Feed Ontario

We are a proud member of Feed Ontario. Feed Ontario is a network of 130-member food banks and over 1,100 affiliate hunger-relief programs and agencies across the province.