Harvest Fruit for the Community

City Fruit distributes fruit that we harvest to over 30 food banks and meal programs in order to support equitable access to healthy, local foods. We also share fruit directly with community members through our free Fruit-For-All Farmstands in locations across Seattle (July-October).

 

When fruit is too ripe, undersized, or buggy to be donated directly to a food bank or meal program, we work with our community diversion partners.  Our diversion partners include local businesses that purchase and process the fruit into products such as cider, baked goods, and jams.  Not only does this divert food from waste, but the sales go back to supporting our program.

Are you a organization providing direct services for food insecure families and individuals that would like to receive fruit? Or a local business interested in purchasing and supporting our work? Contact us at harvest@cityfruit.org and let’s talk about partnering!

Food Bank & Meal Program Partners

As local food insecurity continues to rise due to growing inflation rates and cost of living, we are more committed than ever to providing quality fruit to the individuals and families experiencing hunger through our community partners.

 

Thank you to all our community partners that increase fruit access for all in Seattle!

Fruit-For-All Farmstands

Fruit-for-All is our signature pop-up fruit stands set up as another low-to-no barrier way to share fruit for free!  Our Fruit-for-Alls are planned every summer and fall (July-Oct) in neighborhoods across Seattle so that anyone can enjoy the bounty of our city’s fruit trees. Each harvest season, we plan for ~20 Fruit-For-Alls in neighborhoods from High Point, to Ballard, to Meadowbrook, to New Holly, to Phinney, to Delridge – and more! Below is our 2024 calendar, though check back soon for more dates to be added! Click here for the calendar in text form!

(Image description: volunteer passing out fruit to community members at a table outside)

Do you have a community site for a Fruit-For-All we should consider?  Please email harvest@cityfruit.org.