Community Partners

Anjou Pears

Community Partners receive fruit donations for use in their community activities, including food banks, daycares, community kitchens, programs for people with disabilities, drop-in programs, and for direct distribution.

We are proud to provide fresh fruit to these excellent organizations:

Kits Neighbourhood House
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
Steeves Manor
Renfrew – Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Britannia Community Centre
Westside Family Place
DTES Women’s Shelter & Centre
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Strathcona Community Centre
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Carnegie Community Centre
MPA Soceity

“Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society has regularly delivered freshly picked, local fruit to West Side Family Place for several years. Our clients, families with young children, are always happy to eat fresh fruit when they are participating in our programs or to take some home. Quite often they bring back cakes, pies or jam, made with fruit they got at WSFP, to share with other participants. The Project also helps us with an apple tree in our backyard so we can always be sure that no fruit is wasted. Having regular deliveries of local, organic fruit has helped us support our clients and enrich our programs. We would encourage you to fund Vancouver Fruit Tree Project so they can continue on with their wonderful food security and community engagement work.”
– Community Partner, West Side Family Place

“Britannia Community Centre has always appreciated Vancouver Fruit Tree donations, helping to offset the costs and availability of fresh organic produce. Increasingly as food prices rise, the demand is increasing here at the centre and I often have the various programs inquiring about more fruit. We only wish more was available. Much of our fruit is distributed to our five childcare programs and approximately 250 children in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood in which we have a high proportion of low income community members. Many children in our program are on subsidy and their families struggling with food security. As such, our childcare programs do their best under difficult financial conditions to provide food for all these children. Any remaining fruit is further distributed through the Britannia Bulk Buy program that provides wholesale produce to households that are struggling to afford food. The additional donated fruit is hugely appreciated especially in that it is quality organic food, often not available for these families.”
– Community Partner, Britannia Community Centre

“Over the summer the project has donated boxes of apples, pears and plums. ELS is an 18 unit mental health housing facility. We have historically tried to meet our residents needs the best we can using creativity and the very little financial resources afforded to us. The project has been invaluable in providing nutritional, organic, local fruit that we can serve as is or use in cooking for our residents.”
Previous Community Partner, Enhanced Living Support