We are now almost ready to accept apples. It has all depended on finding pickers and people to help process them in the kitchen.
NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Our mission has always been to use local fruit for food. When it comes to apples, there is more than we can handle so we have been working to increase the capacity.
We are pleased to announce that we have a number of partnerships with charities and community organizations in the city who are connected to people who want the apples for food. These groups include newcomers to Canada, people with disabilities, and community groups who are dealing with food insecurity for their members. In addition we have connected with a residential facility with kitchens and residents who are keen to do the fruit preparation. We will act as the clearing house and pick as much as our volunteers can handle and refer many other requests to these groups. So you may be contacted by Fruits of Sherbrooke or another group who will identify that they are community partners with us.