The Sharing Place Food Centre is a community-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Orillia area residents living with food insecurity. With support from our volunteers, donors, staff, and community partners we provide a diverse set of programs that strive to create a healthy community through access to nutritious food.

Vision

A healthy community through access to nutritious food.

Mission

We provide emergency access to nutritious food. We reduce food insecurity through food education programs, community partnerships and advocating food security. We use food to bring people together and to build a stronger and healthier community.

Principles:

Nutritious Food Access for All

We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right. And, it makes our community healthier. The Sharing Place Food Centre supports and advocates for public policies at all levels of government that strengthen our local food systems and provide access to nutritious food for all. We believe this will save lives, reduce health care costs, reduce food waste, and empower our community.

Be Inclusive, Equitable, and Polite

We create an environment where all people feel comfortable and welcome. Our staff and volunteers provide a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment within all our programs. We strive to provide culturally appropriate food that meets the dietary needs of our patrons.

Be Resilient

We aim to be a resilient organization that balances our social responsibilities with financial viability through evidence-based decision making. This resiliency will maximize our return on mission.

Communicate and Educate

The Sharing Place is a space to connect with community members and learn useful skills to sustain a healthy, cost-effective diet.

Be an Amazing Partner

We leverage resources and partner with like-minded agencies that support our core programs and create a stronger, more accessible food system.

Board of Directors

Norm Sinclair
Stephen Robbins
Peter Brown
Anderson Charters
Susan Goodger
Jennifer Jarman
Michael Jones
Michelle McRae
Debbie Vaillancourt
Jennifer Volz
Scott Weiler

Staff

Chris Peacock
Executive Director
705-327-4273 x 103
chris@sharingplaceorillia.org
Jenny Robertson
Manager, Programs & Communications
705-327-4273 x 101
jenny@sharingplaceorillia.org
Bruce Duncan
Manager, Operations & Volunteers
705-327-4273 x 100
bruce@sharingplaceorillia.org
Sue Wood
Office Admin
office@sharingplaceorillia.org

Partnerships

 

The Sharing Place Food Centre works alongside a variety of organizations and individuals whose support is crucial to furthering our mission and, one day, achieving our vision. We work together to improve our programs and help our region’s most vulnerable residents, creating a healthier and happier community.
The kindness and selflessness of our community makes everything we do possible. We cannot thank our citizens, businesses, and community organizations enough for coming together to make The Sharing Place Food Centre the special place that it is. Our partnership network is the reason we can provide food assistance, community cooking classes, gardening programs, and nutrition classes to our residents and neighbours in need. If you, or your organization, feel you could be a valuable partner with The Sharing Place please contact us to discuss how we can work together.