The Sharing Place Food Centre has a diverse set of programs that connect our community to food. We strive to create programs that provide equitable access to nutritious food and educational moments that create opportunity for our members.

Programs & Events Calendar

Click here for a complete list of programs and events associated with The Sharing Place Food Centre

Food Assistance

The Sharing Place Food Centre provides food assistance through our Food Bank Program. We provide an emergency 4-day supply of healthy food once a month to families and individuals who identify as food insecure. We source as much fresh and healthy food as our resources allow to increase access to nutritious food.

Program Hours Mon: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tues: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wes: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed
Location 95 Dufferin St., Orillia, ON, L3V 5S9

Kitchen Club

The Sharing Place works with local partners to provide community-based cooking programs. We aim to bring people together to share a nutritious meal and conversation. Members also learn new kitchen skills in a socially engaging environment. We encourage people to keep an eye on our programs and events calendar for Kitchen Club opportunities.

Program Hours Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location St. Paul’s Centre (62 Peter St. N, Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1)

Garden Club

The Sharing Place Food Centre community garden is a collective space where people gather together to grow fruits & vegetables. Food from the garden supplies our food bank with fresh produce, but it’s about more than just food. The garden is an opportunity for community-building. Members can gather to socialize, share skills, and support each other while growing together.

Program Hours Every Tuesday, during gardening season, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location 95 Dufferin St., Orillia, ON, L3V 5S9

Community Connect

We partner with like-minded organizations that address other pressing matters our members may face. These agencies set up at the Food Centre during distribution hours to educate our members about the support system that exists in our community.

Holiday Hampers

Every December donors and volunteers help us make over 450 holiday hampers. We fill the hampers with healthy food to make a traditional holiday dinner and breakfast. These hampers give food insecure members a chance to enjoy a great meal over the holidays.

Food Recovery

The Sharing Place partners with local farmers, grocery stores, and food service providers to recover surplus food that would usually go to waste. We collect and store this food in a responsible way, allowing us to distribute it to our members and other organizations in our community.