As a board member for the past three years, here are my reasons:
- A little goes a long way. Did you know that even a $10 donation provides a week’s worth a fruit to a family of four? And $50 can feed a family for the entire harvest season!
- Hunger relief is needed now more than ever. A recent Feeding America study reported that 1 in 7 King County residents lack regular access to adequate food. City Fruit helps provide these individuals with healthy produce they couldn’t otherwise afford.
- Make a difference for your entire community. City Fruit’s work doesn’t stop at the end of harvest season. In addition to classes and online resources, we host work parties year-round, making Seattle’s public orchards safer and healthier for everyone.
Our 2014 harvest saved nearly 28,000 pounds of fresh, local fruit from waste and put it to its best use: feeding people! City Fruit has the will and skill to harvest even more fruit next year, but we can’t do it without your help.
This #GivingTuesday, please donate to City Fruit at whatever level you can give. Together, we can make a huge impact!
Kristen Ramer Liang is a City Fruit Board Member.