For many, THIS is a favorite seasonal program!
It gives us a chance to see so much of the beauty of this city - once you KNOW what fruit trees look like - you see them EVERYWHERE!
It is beautiful and magical to drive down a street and see a bright orange orb peeking over a fence or around a corner. This beauty is only made more magical when we can serve our core beliefs.
TYPES OF HARVESTS
Please Note: We do not harvest crab apples, mulberries, or prickly pear.
to harvest on site.
In 2023 FIFABQ is focusing solely on Greater ABQ. If you are outside our service area, we cannot guarantee an appointment, but feel free to contact us for availability.
Harvest your own tree & schedule FIFABQ to come pick up/distribute
Do you have less than 50 pieces of produce to donate?
We suggest connecting with neighbors or directly contacting nearby distributors or pantries for a direct donation.
Share the harvesting program with your community by downloading a flier!
We have come to realize the task of giving away food is a highly personal endeavor but even more is the acceptance of food. Human beings are intricately tied to food and there is a deep psychological impact tied to hunger.
It is our duty to give, not our duty to decide who is and is not hungry. Hunger is prevalent throughout our city and state.
Fresh food is a human right, and no one should be denied.
WHERE DOES THE FOOD GO?
While we donate most of our harvests to food banks and kitchens. We are also known to give food to any person we happen to be near.
HOW CAN INDIVIDUALS GET SOME OF THE GOODS?
Our harvests often generate
These large amounts are given to organizations that have the infrastructure available to distribute to those struggling with food insecurity. We donate harvests to organizations within the area of the harvest to ensure food stays within the local community.
Keepin' It Local.
WHAT ABOUT OVERLY RIPE FOOD?
This is how our distribution program came to be shaped as it is.
Working with perishable foods is a constant working of a puzzle. Especially stone fruits because of their delicate nature. Delicate fruits, such as these, are the reason behind our Mindful Distribution. Sometimes fruits are overly-ripe and need to be processed or eaten immediately. This requires quick thinking and faster movement.
Are you a preservationist? Send us an email!
WHERE DO YOU DONATE?
Our network is always evolving!
We welcome all suggestions of outlets and work diligently to diversify our distribution points throughout our community. It is important to us the food being given away is done with an emphasis on building human connections. It is more than just dropping food off at a location.
It's about the voices of those we serve.
National Gleaning Map
I recently moved into a new home with a huge plum tree.
Since it’s just myself and my son, I was really excited to be able to share our fruit with the community. Being able to borrow harvesting equipment from FIFABQ made the process easy, and I got to talk to my four-year-old about why we were sharing our harvest with others. He was a great helper and was excited about the process, too. - Jessie