Project Share was created in 1984 when a caring chef reached out to a lost and hungry homeless man.
With dedication, persistence and extraordinary community support over the years, Project Share will be serving its millionth meal in 2014.
100% of our dinner guests are low income, many are families with children.
We have always fulfilled our promise “to open our door to all who knock” without fail.
While eating the best home cooking in town, our guests can visit with family members and friends. Our guests eat in our safe, clean, family friendly environment. They are welcome to dine with us each night we are serving (6 days a week.)
We serve an average of 750 meals per week.
95% of the time, volunteer guest chefs purchase, prepare and serve our evening meals.
In 2012, our 400 guest chefs and volunteers donated over 12,000 hours to feed the homeless and hungry who knock on our door.
We approach New Mexico’s massive hunger problem one meal at a time.
Feeding America, a major national nonprofit group, has ranked New Mexico second worst in the nation in child hunger and food insecurity. The study estimates 25% of New Mexico’s children are hungry.
It is estimated by the NM Collaboration to End Hunger that 42,944,541 meals were missed per year by 257,653 Bernalillo County residents.
Project Share provides more than 39,000 meals every year. We do everything we can to make a difference, one meal at a time.
- Provide meals 7 days each week, including all holidays.
- Assess and begin capital improvements to our building. We have already identified several critical needs that must be addressed right away.
- Serve more meals to more people. We know the numbers of our dinner guests are increasing as the economy struggles.
- Explore opportunities to utilize our kitchen and dining room facilities in new ways that will serve our community.
Our Board Members
Michael Mitchell, President
Greg Doudnikoff, Vice President
Patrick O’Connell, Treasurer
Debi Peterman, Secretary
We are proud of our in-kind donation program—our in-kind budget is greater than our cash expenditures. However, community involvement and in-kind donations are not enough. We still need dollars to pay for the basic infrastructure necessary to support our dinner program—building, heating & cooling, phone, internet, supplies, insurance and minimal staffing. We need your help.