Fare Share Food Bank
The Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank was created in the mid-1980s to fulfill a "temporary" need in the community shaken by recession, job loss and multiple industry closures. Thirty years later, Fare Share's doors are still open and that original need has multiplied, with 1,700+ people seeking assistance from the food bank each month–the highest numbers Fare Share has seen to date. What Limelight discovered at Fare Share was a committed volunteer crew working without compensation, investing not just their time, but also their own resources into this critical support service. Some volunteers have been there for more than 20 years.