Show the Fruit Share Love

Do you love Fruit Share? Well now you can show us just how much you care by committing some time to help keep Fruit Share going!

Other than our part-time summer coordinator, the Fruit Share you know and love is run by a small group of committed volunteers. This summer we are looking for a few more people to join the team and keep this great thing going.

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Do you love event planning? Have an interest in web design or social media? Looking to get some experience managing finances or applying for grants? There are so many ways to support Fruit Share, and we want to find something that will interest you and fit into your life.

Volunteer Interview – Sagan Morrow

Sagan Morrow is a professional freelance editor and writer. She has been part of Fruit Share since she became its inaugural summer harvest coordinator in 2011 – before she had ever been on a pick! At the time, she was looking for work in project management for a non-profit, community-based group.

After her summer as coordinator, Sagan joined the Fruit Share Advisory Committee and was instrumental in those first years of growth. Time constraints forced her to step away for a couple of years, but now she is back as our Blog Manager.

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WANTED: Volunteer Event Organizers

Last year Fruit Share had its first annual pie fundraiser and fruit fair. Now it’s time to plan this year’s event – and we could use your help!

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For last year’s event we hand-made and sold over 200 apple and pumpkin pies, played games, served tea and coffee, and generally had a great time. Sure, making 200 pies in 3 days was a little intense – but we sure had a lot of laughs! We also raised necessary funds to enable us to keep rescuing that fruit.

Now, we’re well on our way to planning our second annual pie and fruit fair and want to give you the opportunity to join the planning team.

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A Typical Pick – What to Expect From Start to Finish

Even after all these years, I still get a little nervous when I get a confirmation of a pick. Of course I’m excited about the thought of fresh, free fruit, but not knowing the homeowner or any of the other volunteers who signed up is a little unnerving. Going to a stranger’s house to meet strangers to pick someone else’s fruit feels a little odd – doesn’t it?

But while it may feel awkward at first, this is different. This is about helping a neighbour, meeting new people, rescuing fruit, and sharing with others. This is about building community and doing a good thing. So go on, ring that doorbell.

Wait, are you supposed to ring the doorbell on a pick?