It’s not often that a company gives its clients the chance to help those in need by enabling them to donate their purchases directly to charity. That is exactly what The FruitGuys Donate-a-Crate program does: instead of canceling an order when an office will be closed for a holiday, any client of The FruitGuys can choose to forward their fruit delivery to a local charity.
Every year since 2008, dozens of generous companies have donated hundreds of crates of fruit—totaling hundreds of thousands of servings—to local charities.
You can choose from our list of charities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, and Phoenix metro areas, or let us know which local charity you'd like to send a crate of fruit to.
In 2014, San Francisco’s Family House received fruit for families of critically ill children undergoing treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. All Family House families travel at least 50 miles for treatment, and many are away from home for weeks or months at a time. Family House not only provides a place to sleep, but also communal kitchen and living spaces. Families cook together and become a support network for each other. “If the kitchen is the heart of the home, good food like fresh fruit from The FruitGuys is the lifeblood for these families during the most stressful time of their lives,” says Susan Neff, Family House development director.
Want to donate a crate, but not a FruitGuys customer? Be a FruitAngel! Call and order fruit to be sent to the charity of your choice.
The FruitGuys GoodWorks mission is to feed the hungry and those in need with healthy, farm-fresh fruit. We do this through weekly direct donations of fruit to food banks in your region (400,000 pounds in 2014); our Donate-a-Crate program; and donations to first responders during major emergencies (Hurricane Sandy; Northern California wildfires). Read our 2014 GoodWorks Annual Report to learn more. Our nonprofit, The FruitGuys Community Fund, provides grants to small farms for sustainability projects and invites customers and community members alike to participate in the grant-making process.