Help Our Community Grow! 

All of this work wouldn’t be possible without your generous support. To make sure our programs remain sustainable as we grow and bring our 14th picking season to life, we need your help!

Make a donation that will divert food from landfills, feed our vulnerable neighbours and build a strong community around the fruit trees in backyards across Toronto. It’s no question that we’re living in challenging times. Your donation goes towards rescuing fruit and making sure healthy, locally sourced food is available to those who need it most. And if you give monthly, we’re able to rely on your continued support, just like our community relies on us. 

No good fruit should fall to waste when so many people can use it!

Our Monthly Donors: The Roots Initiative

Monthly contributions support our work in a unique way. They’re the stable foundation that directly decides what programs and partnerships we can build every year, from events to equipment and how many new trees we can register. Every new monthly donor who joins our community is one way to say: We can.

The Roots Initiative is how we recognize and support our incredible monthly donors.

Why the Roots Initiative?

Roots aren’t the splashiest part of the tree, but their vast, intertwined networks allow plants to grow and keep the whole tree upright. Monthly donors aren’t as visible, but they’re a crown just as vast as the tree’s branches–one just as important to keep it alive.

How do Roots Initiative donors make an impact?

For $10 / MonthFor $25 / MonthFor $55 / MonthFor $85 / Month
Your donation will provide the essential equipment sets and supplies needed to harvest fruit from the trees of Toronto.

Your donation diverts food from landfills by transporting picked fruit to partner agencies providing critical fresh fruit access to city residents.

Your donation helps us to facilitate preservation workshops to engage our community all year round and support our agency partners.Your donation supports a fairer wage for our summer harvest team

What do Roots Initiative donors get?

Whether it’s $5 a month or $50, all our Roots Initiative donors get:

  • A free annual fruit-picking membership to Not Far From the Tree
  • Invitations to regular Roots Initiative community gatherings and workshops
  • Discounted tickets to all NFFTT events

Our Groundbreaking members – donors who contribute more than $85 / month – will also receive:

  • A shoutout in our annual report
  • A guaranteed spot on Roots Initiative fruit picks
  • A family-and-friends pick of up to five people, anytime from July to September
  • End-of-season, fruit-flavoured gifts made from our delicious harvest

Join the Roots Initiative!

Set up a monthly donation and become a vital part of creating more picks, more fruit shared, more community-building, and the local, sustainable food system we all want.

Prefer to make a physical donation?

Cheques can be made out to: MakeWay Charitable Society – Not Far From The Tree

And sent via mail to the following address:

Not Far From the Tree

c/o Makeway Charitable Society

163 West Hastings St. Suite 400

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H9

We appreciate your commitment to making healthy choices for your community!