Fruit Donations to Fight Hunger
Since our business began in 1998, we have had a policy of zero food waste. We donate all excess fresh fruit to local food banks and charitable organizations in the communities we serve. Your business with us helps support our weekly fresh fruit donations to these organizations that help fight hunger and help those in need.
Over the last five years, we've donated 8,174,361 servings of fresh fruit across the country.
GET INVOLVED TO FIGHT HUNGER
You can help us reach more people by getting involved in our donations programs through which you can donate your fruit box to a local charity (Donate-a-Crate), become a Fruit Hero and send regular fruit to an organization or person in need.
Each year our clients generously donate hundreds of crates each holiday season to dozens of local charities. Get Involved. You can donate your weekly fruit crate to a local charity at any time. Closed for the holidays? Away for vacation? Instead of canceling your delivery, just call 1-877-FRUIT-ME (378-4863) and we can set it up for you.
How It Works
- Choose from our list of regional charities or choose one near you within the San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Baltimore, New York, or Atlanta metro areas.
- Contact The FruitGuys Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-FRUIT-ME(378-4863) and we will arrange it. No additional delivery charges.
Our Community Partners
We work with local organizations in our regional hub cities that increase access to fresh fruit and vegetables. These organizations share our goals of supporting healthy and happy communities, and improving food access. Current weekly partners include:
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
St. Anthony's mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, lift the spirits of those in need, and create a society in which all persons flourish. This mission is guided by five values: healing, community, personalism, justice, and gratitude.
Phat Beets Produce aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in Oakland, CA and beyond through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation a CSA, community farm stands, markets, and youth entrepreneurship.
Larkin Street Youth Services Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has served over 75,000 young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, ages 12 to 24, through a range of services including outreach, shelter, housing, health, wellness, education and employment. As the largest non-profit provider of services for young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco, Larkin Street’s scope and impact is incomparable: three out of four young people who complete programs at Larkin Street leave street life behind.
Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-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. The Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House sustains nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 240 people per night. Over the course of a year, Family House serves more than 3,000 families.
LOS ANGELES AREA
Giving Children Hope provides sustainable hope through wellness programs and disaster response in collaboration with local and global communities through the gathering and giving of Medical Resources, Nutritional Foods, and Basic Needs.
FareStart addresses homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger by helping people transform their lives, create value for our community, and offer a way for everyone to play a role doing something that matters.
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.
The Big Bear Hug was established in 2015 with hopes of creating a new and innovative institution that will aid the homeless, less fortunate, and at risk youth. The Big Bear Hug Inc. was created with the goal of strengthening the community through charitable works and educating the youth. Creating a better community through the community.
Lovin Spoonfuls Food Rescue is the bridge between abundance and need, leading systemic change in hunger relief. They focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to help their beneficiaries to consistently provide their at-risk clients with healthy and wholesome meals
BBF Family Services works to improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance social, emotional, 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.
We Don’t Waste was founded in 2009 to ensure healthy food reaches underserved populations in Denver. They focus on perishable items including fresh produce, lean proteins and dairy products and help other organizations to consistently serve the hungry with healthy and wholesome meals.
Since 1974, Metro Caring has been providing nutritious groceries to hungry neighbors in the Denver Metro Area as well as anti-hunger programming so that families can break the cycle of poverty.
Irving Cares was first established in 1957 by a group of local citizens interested in the social welfare of those in need in their community. Today, they continue to provide human services to local residents in need.
Communities in Action (CIA) is dedicated to addressing hunger, health, and quality of life by serving those in need. CIA provides a vital bridge between the sources of food supplies and places it directly into the hands of families and individuals who need it.
Disaster Relief and Donations to First Responders
We have also sent fruit donations to the victims and first responders of natural disasters such as Northern California Fires (California), Hurricane Harvey (Texas), Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans), Hurricane Sandy (New York and New Jersey), and tornadoes (Oklahoma 2013). Get Involved. Contact us if you would like to donate fruit.