OFRE has been fortunate to have a core group of volunteers and an excellent facilitator working over the winter months of 2011/2012 on helping OFRE establish a more formal organizational structure, which includes: vision, mission, values, goals, etc. We have finalized the first three of these are are working on currently working on our goals.
Below is our new vision, mission, and values. I hope you are as excited as we are to share them with you and use them to guide our organization into 2012 picking season!
Vision: The Edmonton capital region is a place where all of the locally grown fruit is used productively to support the health and well-being of the community.
Mission: OFRE will mobilize volunteers to harvest, process, and preserve local fruit. OFRE will get the fruit in the hands, mouths, and minds of people in the Edmonton capital region by fostering community involvement and knowledge sharing.
Sharing – Distributing of excess fruit to maximize use and minimize waste.
Connecting – Connecting people together to build a strong diverse community.
Access – Allowing anyone, no matter of their income, access to fresh local fruit.
Local – Think local, act local, for sustainable independent solutions.
Education – Empowering people through teaching, learning, and understanding the benefits of locally grown food.