Steinbach Update – by Rebecca H

We are having an exciting second year! We have over 70 volunteers, almost 30 homeowners and have rescued over 2000 lbs of fruit! We are building some strong partnerships with community organizations such as Steinbach 55+ and Anna’s House, sharing kitchen space to teach jam and apple sauce workshops. It has been wonderful to get Fruit Share Steinbach into the local media, we have been featured on Mix96.6, SteinbachOnline.com, in the local newspaper, the Carillon, we have a regular ad on the Lawn and Garden Journal and we have been featured in the Manitoba Cooperator.
It has been amazing connecting with so many volunteers who want to come out and rescue fruit and I love talking to homeowners who are so relieved to hear that someone will enjoy the fruit that they cannot. Dropping fruit off at shelters and food banks is so gratifying, knowing that we are sharing vitamin packed, fresh local fruit with others. Fruit Share is really making a difference here in Steinbach!

 

Spotlight on Fruit Share Steinbach

Steinbach is a growing city, with a thriving surrounding community. What better a place to root another Fruit Share chapter! This is exactly what Rebecca Hiebert did in 2012, and Fruit Share Steinbach has been gaining recognition in the area ever since. I had the opportunity to speak with Rebecca this past week to learn about the exciting events happening this season.

 

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…Events Coming Soon…

Summer in the City (June 14 & 15) 

Look for the Fruit Share booth and stop by to get some great information and try a few tasty treats!

Pick & Preserve Events at Anna’s House & Steinbach 55+

Pick fruit and learn how to preserve it safely. Coming this summer! Stay tuned for dates.

Spotlight on Steinbach Charities

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers out in Steinbach, fruit out there is being rescued this summer as well. If you’re in the area and are looking to donate some surplus fruit, here are 2 charities to check out!

525 Main St.
Steinbach, MB
R5G 0L5
office: 204-326-2599
Grace Mennonite Church
430-3rd Street
Steinbach, MB
Canada R5G 0K5
326-3707