SHARE Food Program

SHARE Food Program 2017-07-03T01:53:56+00:00

Sieda Community Action is proud to be the host site for SHARE Iowa in Ottumwa. SHARE Iowa brings people together to build and strengthen community through volunteer service by providing access to good, nutritious, food at affordable prices. SHARE is committed to supporting local community host sites where all may participate, serve, and lead with dignity.

The Food and The Process

SHARE specializes in selling exceptional food at up to 50% off. Having done business for over 18 years, there is no catch; just a great deals. SHARE was started as a resource to help others and that spirit is alive and well today. We strongly encourage anyone who takes advantage of the food savings to give back a little. We believe that by lending a helping hand to our neighbors, friends and family, we will make this world a better place to live.

The Food

SHARE contracts with food buyers from around the country to source and purchase high quality food. We buy this food at wholesale prices in large quantities. Volunteers come into the SHARE warehouse to sort, bag and assemble the food to ship out to our many SHARE distribution locations. These locations are run by a volunteer workforce that make up the backbone of the SHARE organization. Because we make every effort to buy smart at wholesale prices we can pass those savings on to you and your family.

Quick Facts About SHARE:

  • SHARE only buys quality food from reputable vendors
  • SHARE does not take food donations
  • SHARE is not and has never been a Food Bank
  • SHARE is run primarily by a huge volunteer workforce
  • SHARE is for everybody who wants great food at great prices
  • SHARE has no membership fees or dues
  • SHARE is for you

The Process

Every month SHARE publishes a print and online version of our menu. The menu is comprised of frozen food, meats, vegetables and other grocery items all of which are organized into Food Packages. To buy one or more food packages you either place and pay for your order by cash, check, or EBT with us at Sieda Community Action, or you can order online and pay with a debit or credit card. All online orders are processed via a secure paypal credit card system. In order to correctly process your order, make sure you let us know you want the Ottumwa distribution site. Regardless of how you placed your order, on the designated pick-up date just swing by and pick up your order. A simple way to save big!

Who can use SHARE?

SHARE is open to participants of any income level. Anyone who wants to give back to their community and get great food at low prices is welcome to participate.

Order Deadline and Pickup Dates

June

Orders due – June 12

Pick-up day – June 23

July

Orders due – July 17

Pick-up day – July 28

August

Orders due – Aug 14

Pick-up day – Aug 25

Questions?

If you have any questions just give us a call at 641.682.8741, we’re happy to help.