Once you have completed your fruit pick please split up the fruit into the following:
- ¼ goes to the homeowner (it will be in your pick confirmation email if they would like their share).
- ¼ goes to you the volunteer.
- ¼ goes to OFRE (it will be in your pick confirmation email if we would like our share).
- ¼ goes to a charity of your choice.
If one or more of these splits do not want their fruit share then please just split up the remaining fruit as best you can. At least ¼ of the fruit needs to be donated to a charity, other than that, please use your own discretion on how the fruit is to be distributed.
Either each individual can drop off fruit to the charity of their choice; or the group may pick a volunteer who will be responsible for dropping off the picks charity share. If you choose one representative then decide as a team which organization(s) you would like them to go. If there is more than 1 charity selected due to the large yield, or personal preference, then the drop off tasks should be split up within the group.
Below is a guide for charities that accept fruit donations. If you have a different organization in mind that you would like to donate to, you can do that as well. You may donate more fruit to the charity if you would not like your full share size.
Please remember to also fill out our post survey form so that OFRE knows where the fruit has been donated and how the pick went. Thank you!
Read the list below or download our Charity Guide.
- Edmonton Food Bank
- Hope Mission
- Meals on Wheels
- Salvation Army
- WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) of Providence
- Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS)
- The Candora Society of Edmonton
- WECAN Depots
- Millwoods United Church Bread Run
- Westlock WECAN
Edmonton’s Food Bank: To be stewards in the collection of surplus and donated food for the effective distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.
Types of fruit accepted: Apricots, Apples (tasty eating ones only), Cherries (sweet eating ones not sour ones), Currants, Gooseberries, Haskaps, Nanking cherries, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Saskatoons and Sea buckthorn. No limit to fruit amount brought in. *Fruit must be ready to eat and not require processing*
Donation Info: 11508 – 120 Street, Edmonton, AB, T55 2Y2
Mon – Sat (excluding long weekends and holidays): 8:30am – 4:30pm drop off at reception.
Tues – Thurs: 8:30am – 8pm. After 4:30, go to the loading front dock and ring doorbell, staff or volunteer with assist.
Hope Mission: Is a non-profit Christian organization that has been caring for impoverished and hurting men, women, youth and children in Alberta since 1929. We have a drop in meal program and supportive housing meal program.
Types of fruit accepted: Apricots, Apples, Cherries, Pears and Plums. Up to 200 Ibs per delivery
Donation Info: 9908 – 106 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0N6
Phone: 780-422-2018, for reception press 0.
Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm. Sat, Sun & holidays: 10am – 6pm. There is a kitchen door for donations at the NW corner of the building by the green dumpster in the alley, may need to ring buzzer.
For weekend drops off’s please call ahead and use extension 267 (kitchen) and ring buzzer.
Meals on Wheels: Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers to provide nutritious meals and related programs which promote health, well-being and independence for our clients.
Types of fruit accepted: Apricots, Apples, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, and Saskatoons. Up to 150 Ibs per delivery.
Donation Info: 11111-103 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 2P1
Mon, Tues & Fri: 8am – 4pm.
Wed & Thurs: 8am – 5:30pm. Through front door and talk to reception, let ladies know your donating to the ‘grow a row’ campaign.
Salvation Army: We serve 3 meals a day to approximately 60 guys. We try to serve fruit and vegetables with every meal.
Types of fruit accepted: All types of fruit accepted. 25-50 Ibs per delivery and up to 100 Ibs per week.
Donation Info: 9611- 102 Ave Edmonton, AB, T5H 0E5
Phone: 780-429-4274. For questions please use extension 245 for Kristina.
Mon – Fri: 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Donations to be directed to Melissa or Randy.
WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) of Providence: WINGS of Providence is a second stage (long term) shelter and affordable housing for women with children who have experienced family violence. In addition to safe housing, WINGS provides wrap around programs and support services to aid the families in continuing on their journey of healing and independence – free from family violence. Poverty and hunger is a huge challenge facing many of WINGS families.
Types of fruit accepted: Apples, Cherries, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, and Saskatoons. Up to 25 Ibs.
Donation Info: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm.
Phone: Please call for address and keep confidential. 780-426-4985
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS): We are Youth Empowerment and Support Services a local shelter and hub for the homeless youth of our city. We feed our kids breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy snacks in between. Each meal we make is to feed approximately 25-30 people.
Types of fruit accepted: Apricots, Apples, Cherries, Crab apples, Gooseberries, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb and Saskatoons. 0-25Ibs per delivery.
Donation Info: 9310-82 Ave Edmonton, AB, T6C 0Z6
Mon – Fri: 8am – 4:30pm; front door (may need to ring doorbell). After hours is until 8pm on weekdays,
Sat & Sun: from 8am – 8pm; ring doorbell at back door by the alley or use the west door. A staff member or house parent will accept the fruit. Notice is not mandatory.
The Candora Society of Edmonton:
Types of fruit accepted: All types of fruit accepted. 0-25 Ibs per delivery and up to 100 Ibs total.
Donation Info: #262, 3210-118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5W 4W1
Phone: 780-474-5011 for reception.
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 4pm, closed from 12-1pm. Friday: 9am – noon.
Evening or weekend drop off can be arranged by calling & asking for Diane. Office is in Abbottsfield mall, room 262. There is an elevator in the middle of the mall. For small donations (2-3) bags no need to contact prior. For larger amounts, please call Diane or reception ahead of time to ensure donation space is available.
WECAN connects individuals and families on a limited and/or fixed incomes, who are struggling at the end of the month to provide enough healthy food for their families. Families pre-pay monthly and are provided with a basket of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat at a low cost. Typically food baskets are picked up the third week of each month, however some of our depots provide food weekly.
Millwoods United Church Bread Run:
Every Saturday morning we provide gleaned food (veggies, fruit, baked items and dried goods) from local businesses and the Food Bank for distribution. We run a collective kitchen serving approximately 60 families each week.
Types of fruit accepted: All types of fruit accepted. 50-200 Ibs per week.
Donation Info: 15 Grand Meadow Crescent , Edmonton, AB T6L 1A3. Approximately 38th Ave and 61st Street.
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm, Friday drop off is preferred. Notice is preferred so that arrangement can be made to have someone at the church receive the fruit.
Westlock WECAN: We provide the food basket the third Friday of every month for 30+ families.
Types of fruit accepted: All types of fruit accepted. 25-50 Ibs.
Donation Info: Westlock Gospel Church: 10227-97 Street, Westlock, AB.
Third Friday of every month between 9am – 11am. Please contact (text message is preferred) Pamela to arrange another time (780-307-7760) and prior to delivery. Fruit can be dropped off at the front door of the Westlock Gospel Church.