Share Seeds – Spread the Love!

The following is a message from Jeff Shwaluk. If you would like to help him with his mission, contact him at rrcaccount@hotmail.com.

Hello, I own a couple of properties and currently only have raspberries that I transplanted from my hometown farm. I planted them at the front fence for everybody walking by to help themselves.

They all love them so much but they spread so slowly and I was hoping to expand into a wide variety of non-GMO local fruits. I could plant them at edge of properties where people in need could help themselves.

How Do I Find a Pick?

Lately we’ve been receiving queries from people wondering how to find a pick in their area. Applesauce for the freezer is a wonderful thing!

So here is how to do it.

  1. Click on the tab that says “Volunteer Pickers”.
  2. Follow the instructions there to register.
  3. Read the email you will receive with a list of available picks.
  4. Follow the instructions to register for a pick. Now that it’s mostly apples, you will undoubtedly find one.
  5. Show up at the appointed time and pick yourself some apples!
  6. Drop some off at a charity to make your heart feel even better.

Have fun and thanks for helping rescue backyard fruit! That is what Fruit Share is all about.

Happenings at Fruit Share Brandon

What a busy season ahead for Fruit Share Brandon! While the chapter is relatively new to the area, there has been terrific progress in spreading the word via local and social media. I had the opportunity to connect with Tanis Brown-Birch from Fruit Share Brandon this week about happenings this summer.

Recognition:

  • Announcement in the Brandon Sun (May 15th)
  • Radio interview on Bill Turner’s Feedback CKLQ 880 (May 27th)
  • Interview with the Westman Journal (June 7th)

Social Media Info:

By the Numbers…

  • Volunteers: 27 have signed up in the city of Brandon to date

Spotlight on Winnipeg Harvest

When we have a large amount of fruit, Winnipeg Harvest is a great place to donate.

Winnipeg Harvest

Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community-based organization. They are committed to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families. They are also committed to maximizing public awareness of hunger while working towards long-term solutions to hunger and poverty.

Winnipeg Harvest uses donated fruit to prepare meals, fill food hampers and share with other organizations.

Contact Information

Street Address: 1085 Winnipeg Avenue

Phone: 204-982-3663

Website: www.winnipegharvest.org

Donations Accepted

Fruit

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

Other Food Items

Spotlight on Salvation Army Booth Centre

Salvation Army – Booth Centre

The Salvation Army Booth Centre provides transitional housing.  The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

The Salvation Army Booth Centre uses donated fruit to prepare meals.

Contact Information

Street Address: 180 Henry Avenue

Phone: 204-946-9400

Website: www.salvationarmy.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

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

Other Food Items

Vegetables

Non-Food Items

Toiletries, blankets, pillows

Donation Logistics

When

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where

– Loading dock located in the back lane on the south side of 180 Henry

Spotlight on Union Gospel Mission

Here’s yet another charity that Fruit Share is looking forward to supplying with fruit this summer.

Union Gospel Mission

The Union Gospel Mission is a non-profit evangelical, non-denominational Gospel Rescue Mission. Our Purpose is to carry on without financial gain to its members, Christ-centered programs for the addicted and the poor men, women and children of Manitoba.

Union Gospel Mission uses donated fruit to prepare meals, fill food hampers and process for future use.

Contact Information

Street Address: 320 Princess Street

Phone: 204-943-9904

Website: www.gospelmission.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

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

Other Food Items

Spotlight on Siloam Mission

If you have too much fruit, consider donating to Siloam Mission, another charity Fruit Share shares its fruit with.

Siloam Mission

Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness. Siloam Mission alleviates the hardships of the

poor and homeless, assists in transitioning them into self-sufficient and generous lifestyles and advocates nationwide on their behalf.

Siloam Mission uses donated fruit to prepare meals and fill food hampers.

Contact Information

Street Address: 300 Princess Street

Phone: 204-956-4344

Website: www. siloam.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

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

Other Food Items