Portland Fruit Tree Project is a grass-roots non-profit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need in Portland and beyond: Access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we are preventing waste, building community knowledge and resources, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food. Because money doesn’t grow on trees… but fruit does!
"We organize people to gather fruit before it falls, and make it available to those who need it most. We register fruit and nut trees throughout the city, bring people together to harvest and distribute thousands of pounds of fresh fruit each year, and teach tree care and food preservation in hands-on workshops."
PFTP in the 2013 Give!Guide
Great news! Portland Fruit Tree Project is in Willamette Week’s 2013 Give!Guide. The Give!Guide provides an opportunity for you to support some of Portland's best nonprofit organizations, and get great incentives & prizes in return! It's a fun and rewarding way for you to give to Portland Fruit Tree Project.
The Give!Guide is now live and donations are accepted through midnight on December 31st. FInd us in the Community category.
Your gift will help Portland Fruit Tree Project bring hundreds of people together to harvest 70,000 pounds of fresh fruit that might otherwise go to waste and distribute the delicious bounty to more than 9,000 families in need in 2014. Your gift will help support our Community Orchards program, in which three vibrant public orchards are providing food, community green space, and education for hundreds of community members. And your support will help us provide hands-on workshops for hundreds of people to learn tree care and food preservation skills, and improve the health and productivity of 200 fruit trees through our Tree Care Teams program. Give today!
will generously match the first $2,500 donated to Portland Fruit Tree Project, dollar for dollar!
PFTP-Exclusive Early Giving Give-Away! Give $25 or more to PFTP before Dec 9th, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Nirve Smoking Loon cruiser bicycle!
Please take this opportunity to join the Portland Fruit Tree Project in curtailing waste, strengthening communities, and making fresh fruit available to those who need it most. Your gift will make a big difference! Give today!