What We Do

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is a non-profit society in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our volunteers harvest extra fruit from backyard fruit trees and share it with community groups. In the past 20 years, we have picked over 68,000 pounds of fruit and redistributed it to community centres, neighbourhood houses, daycares and other community initiatives around Vancouver.

When the fruit picking season begins in June, the VFTP’s priority is to connect fruit tree owners with volunteers who want to rescue unpicked fruit. We will reach out to more than 175 tree owners and 200 volunteers to pick thousands of pounds of fruit every year.

But we’re also working on other projects, from workshops to community event tabling to ourĀ social enterprise pruning services.

Volunteers make these food recovery and community building efforts possible. Learn more about the opportunities to get involved by visiting our Volunteers Page. We also encourage you to contact us with any other questions or to support our work through a donation.

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is a registered charity, BN#866075054RR0001

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