WHAT WE DO
The Sussex Sharing Club's purpose is
to supply food to families who find themselves going through a difficult
time. We provide a 7 day supply of groceries for 3 meals a day per
addition to our regular food supply, we provide school supplies for all
grade levels. We also purchase hot meal tickets for elementary age
children and recess snacks are given out each month with their
groceries. Our goal is to see no child go to school hungry.
In addition to this, we run a second-hand store (the Sussex Sharing Shop) that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM local time.
money from our store pays our expenses and enables us to purchase any
necessary food items needed monthly as well as start any new programs
that would help our clients move ahead with their lives.
Sussex Sharing Club opened at 8 Court Street in Sussex in 1986 after
many months of planning and preparation. Many of our churches in the
area realized how necessary it was to the well-being of all the families
who had fallen on hard times. The founding members are Reverend
Wendell MacQuarrie, Captain Harvey Compton, Constable Clyde Nichol, Joan
Corey, Amy Beanland, Linda White, Cecily Ross, Hattie Northrup and
was established on Biblical principles and was to be completely
sponsored by the community with no government assistance and run by
volunteers. The Sharing Club belongs to our community and surrounding
area. Many of those same churches still donate on a regular basis.
Our vision for the future is to continue to be a light in our community for those families who find themselves in need of some temporary help.
addition to the services that we already provide, we are hoping to
begin new ventures that will help our clients become more
cooking, literacy courses, computer and job interview skills, budgeting
and life coaching are just some of the areas of help which will be
starting that will better enable many of our clients to become self-sufficient.
The need is great and we hope to continue to be of service to our community.
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