Let’s Talk Food Waste – October 16


Did you know we waste 40% of the food we grow in Canada (Ntl Resources Defense Council).  Yup, we put all that time, energy and resources into growing it, but it never makes it to our table.

food in canada map

Are you as appalled as we are by this stat? We think we can do better and want to invite you to join our discussion about food waste in Manitoba.

Friday, October 16

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Tec Voc High School – 1555 Wall St.

Tickets $12 for Fruit Share members, $15 for fans of Fruit Share

What’s Included?

7:00 pm Networking and Food Samples

Sample Manitoba Made goodies from Peg City Jam, Sleepy Owl, Fresh Roots Farm, Cornell Creme and Zenbars

Fruit Share Photo Contest


On September 18th, Food Matters Manitoba is hosting a Gallery Exhibit AGM at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and they have asked us to be a part of it! In order to showcase the amazing work going on in the food security field in the province, the AGM will feature a photo exhibit capturing the work that we and their other partner organizations do. We’ve been invited to submit and image that demonstrates how Fruit Share has been involved in increasing Food Security for all Manitobans.

So, we are opening it up to you – our volunteers and homeowners – who better to capture what we do? Please send us your best shots of picks or other Fruit Share events. We want to show that Fruit Share is about building community, as well as rescuing fruit, so keep that in mind as you select your submission.

Thank You Winnipeg Foundation and Food Matters Manitoba!

We are so grateful to have the support of the Winnipeg Foundation Community Grants Program for the second year in a row this summer. Their support is allowing us to make improvements to our structure and systems, while continuing to grow and serve the needs of our volunteers and fruit owners.

Our goal is to make Fruit Share a user-friendly, volunteer driven, self-sufficient organization that has the capacity to engage community members from across the city to harvest, share and enjoy unused fruit growing in backyards. The tremendous growth we’ve seen since our start-up in 2010 demonstrates that many Winnipeggers believe in this goal.

Thank You Assiniboine Credit Union

Today was a great day.  Today, Fruit Share received a cheque from the Assiniboine Credit Union’s 2012 Community Grant Program!

The grant is in support of Fruit Share’s Community Education Program – our efforts to provide education on the identification, harvesting, sharing and use of prairie fruit.

We’re thrilled that they believe in us and our ability to contribute to environmental sustainability and community renewal.

Our Community Education Program will focus on these key activities:

  • holding fruit preparation workshops throughout the summer with various community partner organizations
  • developing, and sharing educational and display materials on harvesting and sharing prairie fruit
  • participating in conferences and public events to promote the value and benefits of harvesting and sharing our local fruit

Partners of Fruit Share

We have a brand new page on our website dedicated to the partners of Fruit Share! Please visit the page to view some of our fantastic supporters who are making Fruit Share possible, including:

winnipeg foundation

Canadian Home Economics Foundation

Food Matters Manitoba

Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance

– Moffat Foundation

– Morrow Family Fund

South Osborne Community Cooperative

Thank you to all of the friends of Fruit Share!

Fruit Share in Food Matters Newsletter

Fruit Share was featured in the latest edition of Food Matters Manitoba’s e-newsletter.

Food Matters Manitoba is a registered charity dedicated to healthy, sustainable food for all.  If you’re interested in the latest and greatest events and activities related to local food, you gotta check it out.  You might even want to consider signing up for their e-newsletter or visiting their facebook page.   Here’s the May/June newsletter.