Richmond Fruit Recovery Program

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We coordinate volunteers to collect unused fruit from residential fruit trees and bushes and donate it to the Richmond Food Bank and other community partners.


Through this program, we can supply fresh healthy food to Richmond residents and help reduce food waste.


The harvest is split three ways between volunteers, fruit owners, and community partners.


The original Richmond Fruit Recovery Program was started in 2001 by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project eventually became The Sharing Farm which now grows and donates thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables each year.


Richmond Food Security Society took over the Fruit Recovery Program and has continued collecting unused fruit from Richmond fruit tree owners over the past several years.


If you’d like to volunteer with the Fruit Recovery Program please visit our current volunteer opportunities page for more information.


If you are a fruit owner please fill out the form below to have your fruit added to our list of potential picks.


Depending on the abundance of fruit and the availability of volunteers, we may not be able to pick all the fruit that is registered but we will collect as much as possible.


*Please contact us well before your fruit tree is ripe, we schedule picks ahead of time and would like to accommodate as many people as possible. If were are unable to set up a pick for you this year, we will still take your information for the next season.