We Pick Fruit and Share It!
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Picks & Preserves: Making Fruit Magic with Kat Sylvester
Partner Agency Profile: YWCA Toronto’s Women’s Shelter
Caterpillar Tree Banding!
Were your harvested apples or pears visually imperfect? Find out why and ways in which you can help prevent these critters from damaging your fruit for the season to come!
By the Numbers
2021 Season (To Date)
(Registered and unregistered)
Heard Through the Grapevine
“Food brings people together. Without food, there is no conversation. When you share food, people start to talk.”Ashrafi Ahmed, Garden Coordinator Regent Park Community Food Centre
“There’s so much food in this world, and when you pick a fruit tree you realize how much it bears. People think food insecurity happens because there isn’t enough food in the world. But there really is. There’s food everywhere, but it’s also about the distribution of it.”Gracie James Pick Leader
“We’ve heard from our community members that they do notice a difference in what we serve here. For us, serving fresh fruit is one way we could show [dignity and respect] and attempt to express love [to our guests]. Beyond the nutritional benefits of the fruit, it’s a way to treat people well.”Sinclair Bletcher-Lowman, Networks and Communications Facilitator Unity Kitchen
“I think it would be such a shame if the fruit in this city is wasted when it could be going to people who can’t afford it or agencies who couldn’t afford to buy it for their clients.”Melissa Coiffe Pick Leader
“Working within the shelter system, access to fresh food is important and isn't always as accessible as we would like. I think it’s really important that our residents have access to fresh fruit and food in the summer.”Pavan Buttar, Shelter Manager Na-Me-Res (the Native Men's Shelter)
“NFFTT provides a useful service to the social service community by provision of fresh tasty nutritious food. In doing so it uses a relatively free resource that would otherwise go to waste.”Tim Watson Pick Leader