We Share Hope Helps Make Food Accessible to Those in Need
The nonprofit organization shares and sells food and other personal necessities for a discounted price at the Hope Market.
Sharing is caring, as the saying goes, and for the Rumford-based nonprofit We Share Hope, this idea is central to its mission. The organization collects food and other necessities, such as personal hygiene items, and shares them with other nonprofit organizations throughout the state or sells them for a discounted price at the Hope Market. Both initiatives greatly support those in need both in the Rumford area and statewide by making food and necessities more accessible.
Currently, We Share Hope has one of the largest food rescue missions in the state. These types of initiatives lessen food waste while also reducing food insecurity. The nonprofit provides food deliveries six days a week to nonprofit groups in Rhode Island who serve meals to their community members, and it also has its own market in Rumford, called the Hope Market, where shoppers can browse the aisles for food items that appeal to them.
The Hope Market, which is open to the public, has a $5 Fill-a-Bag section where shoppers can select as many items as will fit in the market’s own reusable bags for only $5. The market also has a meat counter with a selection of protein, cheese and prepared food items that change depending on donations and plenty of well-stocked aisles with quality food items.
All proceeds from the market help the organization transport goods to other nonprofits across the state and keep the facility running. We Share Hope happily accepts donations of food and other necessities. Volunteers are also always appreciated. For more information about this impactful organization, visit wesharehope.org.