Another Spring Fling Prize Pack

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Fruit Share Manitoba would like to extend our thanks to the following Spring Fling prize pack sponsors (clockwise from top left):

Long time Fruit Share picking volunteer and fan Sew Dandee is donating a prize pack!

Thanks to Manitoba Chicken for supporting the Spring Fling with a beautiful cookbook from Great Tastes of Manitoba.

We needed a POPP of chocolate in our assortment of awesome door prizes so Constance Popp Chocolates donated this prize pack: a box of gorgeous fruit-infused chocolate truffles. There’s even a rhubarb one!

Spring Fling Prize Packs!

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Fruit Share Manitoba would like to extend our thanks to the following Spring Fling prize pack sponsors (clockwise from top left):

Manitoba Canola Growers donated this backpack filled with recipes, cool cooking tools and a pretty snazzy apron.

The U of M Press jumped in with a great bundle of books, including Forest Prairie Edge by Merle Massie, Growing Resistance by Emily Eaton, and Winnipeg Beach by Dale Barbour.

Looking for a new do for this year’s fruit season? Salon POP has donated a complimentary cut, colour and follow up visit with Carrie and some Aveda hair products.

Spotlight on Teen Stop Jeunesse

Teen Stop Jeunesse

A drop-in centre in St. Vital. The centre houses a youth drop in, adult education, literacy and EAL programs and child care so any food donations are greatly appreciated.

Donated fruit would be used to prepare meals, put in food hampers and processed for future use

Contact Information

Street Address

533 A St. Anne’s Road

Phone:

204-254-1618

 Website:

www.teenstop.ca

Donations Accepted

Fruit

Rhubarb, Sour cherries (eg. nanking or evans cherries), Crab apples, Big eating/baking apples, Grapes, Berries (eg. strawberries or raspberries), Apricots or Plums

Other Food Items

Spotlight on Alpha House

Another idea for a great place to donate extra fruit this season.

Alpha House

Alpha House is a second stage housing program (commonly known as shelter) for women to come, with their children, upon leaving a violent relationship.  It is a residential, independent living program, where women and children can access individual and group counselling, as well as educational resources.

Most of the women at Alpha House have left almost all of their personal belongings and are now living on a very tight budget.  Fresh fruit often becomes a luxury item.  These women would be truly grateful to receive some of the delicious fresh fruit that Manitoba has to offer.

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Seeking Donations for Street Festival

The North Point Douglas Women’s centre is holding their 3rd annual Austin Street Festival ‘Celebrating the Cultures of Point Douglas’ on Austin Street on August 19th 2012 from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the North Point Douglas neighborhood. There will be a free barbeque, games and entertainment at the Festival, and they are seeking donations of fruit to give away as well. They will accept apples and crab apples.

The centre is located at 221 Austin St. N. For more information or to find out how to drop off fruit, contact Kathryn at 887-1088 or call the centre at 947-0321.

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 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