Have fun harvesting backyard fruit for the needy.
Some of the best tasting, healthy and nutritious food is grown in backyards. But, how does a compassionate homeowner gets the extra fruits and vegetables from the backyard into the hands of people who really need the food? That's where you come in.
The Urban Farmers is a non-profit 510(c)3 organization. We organize weekly harvests in East Bay of San Francisco area where community volunteers help harvest ripe fruit from backyard trees for donation to local hunger relief agencies such as food bank (i.e., Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano) soup kitchens (i.e., Loaves and Fishes) and food pantries (i.e., Monument Crisis Center) as well as animal hospitals (Lindsay Wildlife Museum.)
Besides harvesting, we have a number of volunteer activities that you can do from home, such as answering e-mails, registering fruit trees and volunteers, writing article on food, hunger and gleaning as well organizing events.