About

Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (a.k.a. OFRE. Pronounced “offer”)

Established in 2009, OFRE is a non-profit organization. Our project grew out of an interest in locally grown food, raising awareness about food security, and establishing urban, local connections with our food. Read more about our History and our Mission, Vision and Values.

How can OFRE help home owners?

Do you have a fruit tree that you don’t have the time or the energy to harvest? Are there more berries than you can handle? Do you want to share your fruit tree with members of your community? If the answer is yes, OFRE can help! OFRE will send volunteer pickers to private residences to pick fruit upon request of the home owner.

  • 1/4 goes to the home owner
  • 1/4 goes to Edmonton’s Food Bank or other charitable organizations* (See of fruit recipients page for more information)
  • 1/4 goes to the volunteer fruit pickers
  • 1/4 goes to OFRE for processing

In addition to collecting fruit, we also organize canning & preserving events during the harvest season. Check our Events page for more information.