SDSS students carry on Saugeen Shares despite pandemic

For the past two years, students of Saugeen Shores Senior School (SDSS) began and carried out the ‘Saugeen Shares‘ food and collection campaign on the first Saturday in December in time to help fill the Food Bank shelves for the holiday season.

Unfortunately, students will NOT be able to collect food donations door-to-door this Saturday, December 5th, as they have in the past. Recent news reports however, have highlighted the urgent ongoing need for communities to support their food banks, especially now, during this pandemic when Food Bank use has increased greatly.

Due to COVID-19, Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) students are asking residents of Saugeen Shores to consider alternative ways of donating … ONLINE, by PHONE, or by MAIL, to the Port Elgin Salvation Army Food Bank.

“We know that the residents of Saugeen Shores are generous. This past May/June, we were able to raise over $50,000 for the Port Elgin Salvation Army Food Bank and the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation both in donations of money and non-perishable food items. It was an amazing community effort!” said organizing teachers Dan Weigand and Nancie Darlington-Smith.

“We are especially thankful for the local Power Workers’ Union (PWU)–Bruce Site for matching donations up to $15,000 at that time and we thank you, the community, for your support of our local food bank,” adds Weigand.  “Students hope to be going door-to-door again, next year, collecting food for SAUGEEN SHARES but, for this year, we hope that you will consider the alternate ways for donating.”

Given the circumstances, there are still three ways to donate:

-Go to
-Click on the red DONATE button, then Donate Online.
-Click on “Donate to a Specific Location”.
-Choose Ontario, then Port Elgin Community and Family Services.
-Make your donation and print your receipt.

519-376-5699 (credit card)

Port Elgin Salvation Army Food Bank, P.O. Box 1780, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0
Please make cheque out to The Salvation Army.