Bravo to Community Fruit Rescue
What a great idea! And as a food bank volunteer, I say thank you! to Boulder’s Community Fruit Rescue.
Our mission is to inspire Boulder residents to harvest, share, and celebrate the bounty of our urban forest.
When a homeowner is overwhelmed by the bounty of their fruit trees, they call on us to mobilize a team of volunteer pickers. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the homeowner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 or more is delivered by bicycle to local organizations feeding the hungry in our community. Everyone wins!
(Another way in which this helps is that this time of year bears come down from the mountains looking to pack in the calories prior to going into hibernation. On average three bears are killed a year here in town (often leaving cubs behind who can’t fend for themselves) so the more we remove the food that attracts them, the better.)