WANTED – Rhubarb!

Reward? A tasty treat that can be used in jams, pies, cakes, crisps, and so much more!

Rhubarb is known as a cool season perennial plant that can survive the harsh Manitoba winters. Even with our late spring, rhubarb will soon be ready for picking, likely by the end of the month.

rhubarb

Keep an eye out for unharvested rhubarb in the coming weeks. If you spot unharvested rhubarb, why not knock on the door and see if the owner will allow you to pick a few stalks? Or, drop a Got Fruit? note in the mailbox to encourage them to sign up their rhubarb with Fruit Share. We have volunteers ready and eager to pick!

Spotlight on Teen Challenge

Here’s another worthwhile organization to consider for making food donations.
Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. The program has a strong faith-based approach and offers spiritual, academic and vocational training that helps equip individuals to return to society as responsible citizens.

Teen Challenge uses donated fruit to prepare meals, fill food hampers, share with other organizations, and process for future use.

Contact Information:
Street Address: 414 Edmonton
Phone: 949-9484 ext. 2011
Website: www.teenchallenge.mb.ca

Donations Accepted
Fruit
Apples, apricots, berries, crab apples, grapes, rhubarb, sour cherries, plums
Other Food Items
Homemade preserves (labeled & dated), frozen fruit (labeled & dated), homebaked products (labeled & dated) garden vegetables, fresh or frozen meat (labeled & dated).
Non-Food Items
Men’s clothing and personal hygiene products, bedding, towels, mugs and cutlery

Donation Logistics

Spotlight on Forward House Ministries

Consider Forward House Ministries as a place to donate any extra fruits or veggies you might have available. And, if you’re thinking about all those extra preserves from last summer that you need to move to make room for this year’s harvest, Forward House will gladly take those too.
Here’s the description of Forward House Ministries that will be included in the new
“Guide to Backyard Fruit”.

Forward House Ministries

Forward House is a Christian home for men and children who are trying to get their lives back on track.  Forward House operates five houses in a row and uses donated food to prepare meals for 40 people three times a day, every day.

Contact Information
Street Address: 407 Chalmers Avenue (main house)
Phone: 204-471-1244