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Vision:

To cultivate a food secure community through the collection and redistribution of local food.

Mission:

To turn backyard fruit trees and also orchards, vegetable gardens, farm plots, and nut trees into a valuable source of food for the community by harvesting otherwise wasted produce and sharing it among volunteers, tree owners, and community organizations serving individuals in need.

Values & Goals:

  • Increase the availability of fresh and healthy produce for those in need
  • Reduce food waste
  • Promote volunteerism
  • Provide opportunities for community members to access food with dignity
  • Celebrate diversity – all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are welcome!
  • Collaborate with community social service agencies and organizations to reach those in need
  • Support tree owners, orchardists, and farmers to pick excess fruit/produce and connect them with relevant tree care information
  • Provide opportunities for volunteers, residents, and clients of community organizations to improve health by harvesting fruit through:
    • Exercise
    • Exposure to fresh air
    • Expanding social development
    • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Everyone is welcome. We believe that each person brings value and beauty to this world, and we love seeing people come together while picking fruit.

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