Spotlight on Agape Table

And yet another worthwhile organization that would make good use of any extra fruits or veggies you might have.

Agape Table

Agape Table is committed to providing a community-based program, nourishing the body, mind, and spirit of our guests in a cost effective and financially responsible manner.

Agape uses donated fruit to prepare meals for guests from Monday to Friday.

Contact Information

Street Address:175 Colony Street

Phone: 204-783-6369

Website: www.agapetable.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

Apples, apricots, berries, crab apples, grapes, sour cherries, plums

Other Food Items

Homemade preserves (labeled & dated), juice (100% fruit), sugar, coffee whitener, peanut butter, commercial sized cans of beans, pasta, garden vegetables.

Spotlight on Resource Assistance for Youth

Here’s yet another option for you to consider when trying to decide what to do with extra fruit.

Resource Assistance for Youth

Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. It provides youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives by being the crucial link between street-entrenched youth and much-needed support services.

RaY uses donated fruit to prepare meals and fill food hampers.

Contact Information

Street Address: 125 Sherbrook Street

Phone: 204-783-5617

Website: www.rayinc.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

Apples, apricots, berries, crab apples, grapes, rhubarb, sour cherries, plums

Other Food Items

Guide to Backyard Fruit – Harvesting Options – What to do and who to call if you can’t harvest your fruit.

Progress on the Guide to Backyard Fruit is coming along nicely.  I’m currently working on the “Harvesting Options” section.  In this chapter, I’d like to list as many options and ideas for homeowners who are unable to harvest their own fruit as possible.  The goal is to have fruit being used not wasted.

What ideas would you suggest for this chapter of the Guide?

Here’s what I’ve got so far…

Harvesting Options 

If you are unable to harvest your fruit yourself, for whatever reason, here are some options to consider:
  • Register your fruit with Fruit Share to come harvest your fruit for you.  Fruit Share will send a team of volunteers who will pick your fruit and then split it three ways 1/3 stays with you (if you’d like), 1/3 is split between the volunteers and 1/3 is shared with community food charities.