Super Berry! Five Reasons to Celebrate the Strawberry

Strawberries are more than just a sweet and tasty fruit. With strawberry season underway, consider adding these nutritious berries to your daily diet to reap all the health benefits:

 

1. Antioxidants

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and polyphenols. Antioxidants are said to be protective against several diseases, including cancer and stroke. Polyphenols in particular help protect and repair cells in the body. Research has also shown that eating strawberries may play a role in lowering the risk of heart disease, specifically reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. Eat up!

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2. Vitamin C

2014 Season is ready to roll…

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If you agree, read on.

Fruit Share has rescued and shared over 30,000 lbs of fruit in our first 4 years. Our strong start and ‘free’ programming were due to the generous financial support from The Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance, United Way and Assiniboine Credit Union.

This funding won’t last forever. We know you agree Fruit Share should continue!

 

That’s why we need you to become a Fruit Share member for just $10. * **

 

Why become a member?

  • To register your fruit
  • To register as a volunteer picker
  • You value the work that Fruit Share does
  • You hate seeing delicious fruit going to waste

Marlene Street Resource Centre

Contact Information

Street Address: 6-27 Marlene Street
Phone: (204) 253-8994

Website: www.marlenestreet.com

Marlene Street Resource Centre is a United Way Member Agency located at #6-27 Marlene Street in the neighbourhood of St. Vital. The Centre is committed to community outreach and development for the surrounding population living in the Marlene Street Manitoba Housing Development.


Donations Accepted

Any items

Donation Logistics

When

Mondays and Thursdays 10-12pm/1-2pm

Where
Front Door of Marlene Street Resource Centre, ring the bell if the door is closed/locked

Special Notes

Any other special instructions our volunteers should know about? No

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Welcome Katie Anderson as Fruit Share Coordinator 2014

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome and introduce Katie Anderson as the Coordinator of Fruit Share for 2014.IMG_8538

Many of you will recognize Katie as she has been an active volunteer with Fruit Share since 2011. Katie started as a volunteer fruit picker and was recruited as Neighbourhood Team Leader before she picked her first apple! That first year, Fruit Share operated a manual system involving phone calls, Doodle schedules, emails and more phone calls. Those Neighbourhood Team Leaders were incredible!