We rely on donations to run our programs and do what we do
We are a largely volunteer-run society, but require funds to hire our Coordinator, purchase and maintain equipment, pay for transportation of harvests, run workshops, and invest in new initiatives and projects to expand our efforts.
We are incredibly grateful for our current supporters, and for people like you that allow us to continue to reduce backyard food waste and contribute to increased food security in your communities!
If you would like to support our efforts in your community, please consider making a donation today.
Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt and can be made safely through Canada Helps.
How Your Contribution Makes A Difference
"The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project 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 the 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. We would encourage you to fund the VFTP so they can continue on with their wonderful food security and community engagement work."
"We use the fruit both fresh, handing it out to residents and participants, as well as in cooking within some of our programming. We appreciate the flexibility that the VFTP has with regard to dropping the fruit off at more than one location depending on where it is needed. This project is great and Kits House is happy to be connected to it. The fruit that is donated through them goes directly to our program participants, many of whom are on fixed budgets, and helps to supplement their weekly groceries in the summer!"
Thank you for supporting our work!
If you would like to contribute in other ways, consider getting involved as a volunteer or tree owner, or have your trees pruned by one of our local arborists as a part of our pruning enterprise, where a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.