Community Fruit Rescue

volunteer picking fruitCommunity Fruit Rescue is a new organization with a mission is to inspire Boulder residents to harvest, share, and celebrate the bounty of our urban forest.

Long before Boulder became a city, this land was used to cultivate apples and alfalfa. The alfalfa are long gone, but apple trees still live among us, heavy with fruit. Look around, and you’ll see that fruit-bearing trees are growing everywhere, along the creeks and behind fences, on public and private land. Much of this wholesome fruit is staining sidewalks rather than filling bellies.

When a homeowner is overwhelmed by the bounty of their fruit trees, they can call Community Fruit Rescue 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!

You can visit to learn more about Community Food Rescue.