Share Hot Meals

Preparing, plating and serving 8,100+ meals every month is both a lot of work and an important commitment to our community.

Share’s culinary kitchen staff has a real passion for preparing nutritious meals from scratch: from ham, cheese & egg casserole to roast pork loin with apples and onions – although chili dogs remain a client favorite!

The program also relies on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers each year to help serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from the dining room at Share House. Creativity is key in meal planning, as the majority of the food is donated through partnerships with local businesses, as well as donations from the community.

Meals are served daily at Share House, 1115 W 13th Street, Vancouver.

Monday to Friday:
• Breakfast 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
• Lunch 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
• Dinner 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:
• Breakfast 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
• Dinner 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteering for Share Hot Meals: Preparation & Serving

Volunteers come from all over Clark County to assist in the kitchen. Much of the food used in the program is donated by area grocery stores and is prepared each day by volunteers and staff.

Time commitment is 2-4 hours; frequency is determined according to the volunteer schedule and varies according to meal and shelter location. Volunteers work alongside our staff and residents to help prepare and serve meals in our Hot Meal Program. Individuals as well as groups are welcome.

Click here to complete an online volunteer application & sign-up for a shift today! For questions on volunteering, contact Molly Evjen at or 360-952-8228.

If you are interested in coordinating a food drive for Share, please contact Maggie Bernetich at or 360-952-8312.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1)  mail: U.S. , Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This project was supported by Grant No. F22-32101-006 awarded by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services. Grant funds are administered by the Community Services Block Grant Office, Washington State Department of Commerce.

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Donations of physical goods are always welcome. High-need items include non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies.

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