Partners

THANK YOU to our funders & partners!

We couldn’t do it without you!

We’re very grateful for the ongoing support and encouragement of our funders and partners.

Winnipeg Chapter

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation understands that starting a new organization is not easy and takes time.  We are grateful that since 2011, they have provided start-up funding to hire a Summer Coordinator, develop an operations plan & manual and pay for operating costs such as insurance, computer program and website costs, picking supplies and equipment, promotional materials, etc.

The Assiniboine Credit Union

Our Community Education Program where we partner with community organizations to host workshops and educate the general public on prairie fruit is possible due to the financial support of the Assiniboine Credit Union Sustainable Community Grant.

Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance (MAFRA)

We’re eager to share what we’ve learned with other communities interested in starting Fruit Share chapters.  Funding from MAFRA gives us an opportunity to run a pilot project with Brandon and Steinbach so that we can create a “How To Toolkit” complete with templates, forms, tools and resources.

The United Way of Winnipeg

We’ve learned that coordinating and scheduling harvests can be a bit tricky!  A custom built, easy to use Harvest Management System is exactly what we need.  A grant from the United Way along with Fruit Share fundraising and support from the Winnipeg Foundation makes the development of this system possible.

Steinbach Chapter

Healthy Together Now

Helping us by supplying materials and equipment for Pick and Preserve workshops, increasing the number of available harvesting tools, and creating a Steinbach specific booth for fairs and markets.

 

Brandon Chapter

Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet)

Our mission is made possibly with thanks to CCEDNet for their generous funding, which has allowed Fruit Share Brandon to hire on a full-time, term Coordinator.  Their intern training and networking has allowed Fruit Share to connect with others on a larger scale both within Manitoba and across Canada.

Healthy Brandon

We are grateful for the start-up funding provided by Healthy Brandon.  Through their support we’re able to pay for operating costs such as computer program and website costs, picking supplies, workshop equipment, promotional materials, etc.

Community Futures Westman

We’ve been delighted to be given office space in the Community Futures Westman building, in the heart of Brandon, Manitoba. Having a meeting place and center of operations has been incredibly beneficial to the start-up of our program.

 

Sponsors and Partners

Winnipeg Chapter
Food Matters Manitoba

When you’re a loose group of volunteers without a charity designation or formal organizational structure behind you, it’s almost impossible to get funding.  Thanks to a partnership with Food Matters Manitoba, we’re able to access resources we couldn’t on our own.

 South Osborne Community Cooperative (SOCC)

SOCC is home to Fruit Share. In fact, Fruit Share is a program of the SOCC, they are our parent organization.  Like a parent, SOCC has been there from day one to support, encourage and help Fruit Share.

 IBEX Payroll

IBEX is a proud community company that is happy to support cool initiatives like Fruit Share, the Winnipeg Car Co-Op, SOCC and others.  For Fruit Share, IBEX offers meeting space, storage space, photocopying and hours of brainstorming with Head of the Herd, Darryl Stewart.

 

Steinbach Chapter

South Eastman Transition Initiative

SETI is the group that brought Fruit Share to Steinbach. Thanks to all the members who helped during the first picks.

 South East Helping Hands

Carol Vogt Funk was a wonderful resource in helping get the word out about Fruit Share Steinbach.

 Anna’s House

A place to connect learning about healthy eating through Pick and Preserve workshops.

 Safeway Steinbach

Thanks for donating apples for samples at Summer in the City.

 Sobey’s Steinbach

Thanks for donating apples for samples at Summer in the City.

 Superstore Steinbach

Thanks for donating jars and sugar for samples at Summer in the City.

 Derksen Printers

Thanks for donating business cards to our organization.

 Staples Steinbach

Thanks for donating a gift card to use towards printing pamphlets for Summer in the City.

Agape House

Fruit Share Manitoba

South Eastman Health & Healthy Living

Steinbach 55 Plus

Steinbach Community Foundation

 

 Brandon Chapter

 Brandon Global Market

We’re lucky to have the support from and be involved in such a successful organization in downtown Brandon. Having a place to meet with other local businesses as well as residents is crucial to the spread of our mission.

Brandon University Student’s Union

Our goals have been supported, with thanks to the Student’s Union members at Brandon University, for allowing us to use University facilities for a volunteer workshop. Their understanding of our mutual interest in supporting our community helps us gain ground as a new face in the city.

Sobeys South End – Brandon

We cannot thank Sobeys South End in Brandon enough for their recent support and donation of ingredients to run volunteer workshops. These supplies will go into making delicious, local fruit-filled goods to be donated to local charitable organizations.

 Please contact us at info@fruitshare.ca if you are interested in partnering with Fruit Share.

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