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Partner Agency Profile: YWCA Toronto’s Women’s Shelter
New Food Security Partnership – Community Fridges Toronto (CFTO)
We're recruiting Pick Leaders for the 2021 season!
Looking to step into a meaningful volunteer role? Want a steady stream of fruit throughout the season?
By the Numbers
2021 Season (To Date)
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
“It's a justice issue for us. Working with Not Far From The Tree is one way our family supports those in our community who do not live in abundance.”Jim Lewis Tree Registrant
“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)
“I really love living in a big city and I also really love picking fruit and climbing trees, so I get a lot out of this!”Joanna Rifkin Pick Leader