Whether your office is closed or you are traveling, we have an option for you to give back to those in need. Instead of putting your order on hold, our Donate-A-Crate program lets you send your fresh produce to a worthy non-profit organization in your area serving those less fortunate than ourselves.
The first year we ran the program, our customers donated 69 crates. In 2010, our customers nearly tripled this amount and donated over 200 crates of fruit! In 2011, customers continued to support the Donate-A-Crate program by donating 232 crates. That's over 8,000 pieces of fruit to 22 organizations nationwide.
To participate this year, choose a charity from our list of organizations below or choose a charity of your choice in close proximity to one of our regional hubs in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Phoenix; then contact The FruitGuys Customer Service at email@example.com or 877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) to donate your crate. No additional delivery charge.
Click on the areas below to view the charities we are currently working with
Project Open Hand provides food and nourishment to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves. Project Open Hand programs include: meal, grocery and nutrition counseling for people with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; congregate lunch and nutrition education for people over 60 years of age; and meal service for home bound and critically ill people under the age of 60.
Founded in 1981, Family House is a non-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Their two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year they serve more than 2,000 families.
George Mark Children’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides the gift of time to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families – time for kids to be just kids and parents to be “mom” and “dad”, instead of round-the-clock caregivers. As the first— and, currently, only—freestanding residential pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, they offer a unique alternative to hospice, hospital, or home care. The George Mark Children’s House is setting a new standard for pediatric palliative care, providing high-quality medical care to children with life-limiting illnesses and much-needed support services to their parents and siblings in a home-like setting.
The year 2012 marks The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank's 39th year of service to the residents of Los Angeles County. Over the years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has grown in size, service and scope. Today the Food Bank provides food for nearly 900 member agency sites including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices and more.
The mission of Grandma's House of Hope is to provide compassionate and uplifting transitional care for women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County. From 2004-2010, GHH evolved from an emergency shelter with 10 beds specializing in recovery and addiction, to a 24-month transitional housing program, providing supportive services with a goal of self-sufficiency and permanent housing. The program now offers case management, group and individual counseling, meals, and workforce development.
Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. Their growth and eventual integration with the Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 has made Philabundance the region’s largest hunger relief organization. They are now able to address hunger through direct service programs and a network of 500 member agencies, as well as contribute to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare and senior centers and beyond.
SHARE, Self Help and Resource Exchange, empowers people to make a positive difference in their lives and those of their neighbors by linking individuals and community resources. People can purchase food packages in exchange for volunteering their time with community service. SHARE is open to everyone – there are no restrictions! SHARE works because of its high level of participation, its devoted volunteers, and its dedicated host sites. Helping others is always an important outreach, but it becomes especially crucial at holiday time, when there are so many families that might go without food.
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland. Each year, over 50,000 people are helped through our comprehensive services that have a singular focus: To help build better futures for those who are struggling in poverty.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, GBFB distributed almost 35 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger. GBFB works to acquire, store, organize and distribute food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers embedded in communities throughout the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts.
Better Boys Foundation (BBF) is an intentional community. BBF provides a continuum of care and support to children and youth so that the potential nurtured through early childhood programs will be fully and powerfully realized in the elementary, high school, and post-secondary years. BBF has demonstrated the value of its work and the quality of its programming through more than 50 years of dedicated service to the North Lawndale community. Since its founding in 1961, BBF’s mission has been to provide area youth and their families experiences that enhance emotional, social, academic, and career development.
Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona, UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless families in need of life’s basic necessities. The face of homelessness in Phoenix has changed throughout the decades, and UMOM has risen to the challenge of providing food, clothing and shelter to those in need since its inception. More importantly, UMOM provides families facing homelessness with the tools to succeed in moving forward, building a bridge to self-sufficiency.
Enjoy and be fruitful!