The Richmond Fruit Recovery Program coordinates volunteers to collect unused fruit from residential fruit trees and bushes, and donates 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 four ways between volunteers, fruit owners, community partners and Richmond Food Security Society. The Society will use our portion of fruit to generate income, which will increase the sustainability of the program.
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 fill out a volunteer application.
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.