To strengthen communities and increase equitable access to healthy food by empowering neighbors to share in the care and harvest of city-grown fruit trees. PTFP programs promote good health and make fresh fruit available to those who can least afford it.
Bottom Line for Portland
Portland Fruit Tree Project brought together hundreds of volunteers to harvest more than 60,000 pounds of fruit at 115 community harvesting events in 2016. Thousands of families ate this fruit throughout Portland. PFTP cultivates organic fruit trees through its community orchards.
“I have spent many years and many long, hot days picking fruit as a migrant worker, but I never picked fruit for enjoyment or my own consumption. Today I am happy and grateful for the bag of fruit I am bringing home.” —Antonio, harvest participant
How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?
$10 can purchase a fruit picker to help harvest fruit and share it with the community.
How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?
$50 supports a community orchard event where neighbors learn to care for fruit trees and build community with each other.