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!

Where to Donate Fruit in Winnipeg

Once in a while we get emails or phone calls inquiring where people can donate fruit and other perishable food in Winnipeg.  They’re eager to share, they just don’t have information about where to go.

We’d like to help.  We’re working on developing a complete list of organizations that accept food donations and all the details about when, how much, where, etc.  All this information will be collected and published in an online and printed guide that we call Guide to Backyard Fruit.

Thanks to funding from the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance and the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, this guide will be completely free of charge to charities, libraries, community organizations and neighbourhood associations.

New Logo and URL

I’m so excited to share our new logo and URL with you.  Check it out and tell everyone that it’s easier than ever to find us online….

Thanks to MAFRA for believing in us and supporting us with funding.  Thanks to 6P Marketing for turning our ideas into reality.

Guide to Backyard Fruit – Coming Soon!

It’s official!  Fruit Share received funding through the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance (MAFRA) to develop an online Guide to Backyard Fruit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I’m thrilled they chose to fund the guide.  Here’s what’s going to be included in the guide:

Identifying Manitoba Fruit
o   pictures, descriptions and illustrations to help homeowners identify what’s in their backyard
o   particularly useful to new homeowners and new Manitobans
Recipes for Manitoba Fruit
o   recipes for enjoying local fruit
o   a minimum of 2 recipes for using for backyard Manitoba fruit (eg. Rhubarb, cherries, apples, crab apples, and grapes – not including U-Pick type fruits which are already well described by the Prairie Fruit Growers Association)
o   links to other organizations and sources of recipes (e.g. PFGA)
Preserving Manitoba Fruit
o   complete how-to instructions for preserving backyard Manitoba fruit
o   a minimum of 2 preserving techniques for backyard Manitoba fruit
o   links to other organizations and sources of preserving techniques
Harvesting Options
o   complete listing of organizations/groups who help harvesting fruit ( eg.Fruit Share, neighbourhood associations, Hutterite colonies, etc.)
Sharing Options
o   complete listing of organizations that will accept fruit and any specific criteria that must be met (eg. Agape Table, Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, Teen Challenge, etc.)
If you have recipes, preserving techniques, contact names or any other information that would be useful for the guide, please let email me at
We’re still waiting to see if we get funding for a printed edition of the guide book as well.  We’ll keep you posted.