What a Pick!

Look at this amazing produce!  Thanks to a very generous country gardener (my sister) for sharing this bounty with Fruit Share.  Proof that we’ll pick and share any edibles we can get our hands on.

100 lb of beautiful vine ripened tomatoes

23 lbs of green and orange bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and habanero peppers

10 lbs of lovely eggplants

one delicious, 9 lb watermelon

All in all 140 lbs of fruits and veggies, all except the watermelon a few tomatoes and peppers went to Siloam Mission.

What a bounty!

Thank you!

Vegetable Share

This week we received our first-ever vegetables at Fruit Share! One homeowner had piles of beautiful bok choy. It was a lovely harvest.

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Just look at those luscious big leafy greens! Bok choy tastes great tossed into a stir fry.

Although we specialize in picking fruit, we’d hate to see any delicious and nutrition local produce go to waste. We welcome any local produce and do not discriminate against vegetables :)

Thank you to our volunteers for harvesting this bok choy. The majority of it (about 5 lbs) went to Siloam Mission.

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

WANTED – Food Charities

We’re looking for organizations that accept perishable food donations to share our fruit with and to feature in our “Guide to Backyard Fruit”.


Fruit Share is expanding into six new neighbourhoods this summer.  That means we’re going to have a lot more fruit to share.  It also means we can help provide fresh, local, nutritious food to some of the 58,000 Manitobans that use food banks each month. 

But, no matter how big Fruit Share gets, we know Fruit Share volunteers will never be able to pick it all.  We also know that Winnipeg homeowners hate to see their fruit go to waste.  So, we’re also producing a “Guide to Backyard Fruit” that will help homeowners identify what’s growing in their backyards, how to use it and what to do with any left over fruit.  This guide will include a listing of as many organizations in Winnipeg that accept fresh fruit as possible.  Hence, the call for Food Charities.