Portland Fruit Tree Project provides a valuable urban fruit gleaning service that helps communities benefit directly from local resources. Fresh fruit that grows on neighborhood trees is collected by volunteers and dropped off at local Food Banks for distribution to those in need. Each volunteer takes home some of the fruit too. The great thing about this program is that in large part, the fruit would not be harvested or eaten by anyone—if not for fruit gleaning. Everyone involved benefits, including the trees, as harvesting is beneficial to their health!
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