Let’s put food on the table.
Share the Goods is a matching service that connects people who could use help with groceries to those who can provide that help. If you’re having a hard time affording food, we’re here to help. If you’re able to lend a hand and support someone in need, we’re here to connect you.
Since the beginning of time, food has always brought people together. That’s never been more true than now.
How it works
Need a little help with groceries? Want to help someone in need? Sign up and answer a few quick questions.
Look out for an email. We’ll put you in touch with someone who needs a little help or can get you what you need.
Reach out to your match, purchase what they need and have it delivered to where they need it.
A few tips.
Once you get your match’s email, here are a few tips to make the exchange as smooth as possible.
How to get food to your match.
- Online delivery: Place an online grocery order on your match’s behalf. Have it delivered to their desired location from retailers such as: Innabuggy, Instacart , Save-On Foods, Costco, Spud, Fragola (for baby food). Please note some retailers are backed up and can be unreliable due to high demand.
- In-store pick up: Order online for your match to pick up in-store from retailers such as: Loblaws.ca , No Frills, Superstore, Wal-Mart.
- Personal delivery: Shop in-store and personally deliver the goods, but be extra cautious - it’s ok to drop it at your match's door with no direct contact. We all need to do our part to limit our contact with others so remember to stay safe and scrub those hands!
- Grocery gift card: Purchase a gift card for your match to shop in-store if that’s most convenient. We would always recommend this rather than any sort of cash exchange. For example: PC Gift Card or Wal-Mart.
Have a grocery list.
Unsure what to shop for? Here’s a grocery list to get you started. Don’t forget to ask your match if there are specific needs or dietary restrictions you should be aware of.
Be clear about your budget.
While your match may have specific requests, be upfront with them about your budget. This way they will prioritize the items that they need most urgently.
Check out 211.
211 Canada is a national resource where people can access help on an ongoing basis. Check it out if you can pay for groceries but need help getting them delivered.