Fruit Tree Gleaning and Fruit Donations
Don't let fruit rot on trees! That fruit can feed someone hungry!
Let us come pick your tree and donate the fruit. We do all the work, bring our own equipment, and transport all harvested food to partner food pantries. These services are free of charge and done entirely by skilled volunteers.
It's a common misconception that donating homegrown fruit violates health codes! As long as the fruit is edible, and in healthy condition, it can help solve food insecurity and feed someone hungry.
All varieties of edible fruit, vegetables, herbs, etc. are accepted.
If you prefer to pick the fruit yourself we will gladly pick up pre-picked fruit. Please remove stems and leaves, and exclude cracked, over ripe (mushy), or molded fruit. In general, if you wouldn't eat it then please don't donate it.
If you want to pick fruit from a neighbors tree, print out our "Neighbor Notes" to leave a request in their mailbox!
We respect health guidelines set forth by local and federal agencies. These practices include but are not limited to: proper mask wearing, effective personal distance, and thorough hand sanitation. If we don't feel well we stay home!
Where We Donate Fruit
MEND: Meet Each Need with Dignity in Pacoima
CSUN Student Food Pantry in Northridge
Jewish Family Services SOVA Food Pantry in Van Nuys
The West Valley Food Pantry
Operating from the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church