“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
In one of our blog posts from July 23rd, 2019, titled Living in the City and Loving it! we had discussed various community-focussed non-profit initiatives in the Toronto area. One of which was the admirable and impactful organization, namely “Not Far from the Tree”.
Established in 2008, this food/environmental sustainability-focused organization strives to limit food waste, improve food access for those who need it, and also tackle climate change by having volunteers pick from Toronto’s bountiful fruit orchard, and distribute the gatherings in a heart-warming way. Taken from the company website, “The bounty from each fruit pick is split 3 ways: ⅓ is provided to the tree registrant, ⅓ is split amongst the picking volunteers, and ⅓ is delivered via cargo bike to one of our 35 social service agency partners, including food banks, community kitchens, supportive housing programs, and community health centres.” (Not Far from the Tree).
See the link below to learn more about this fantastic organization, and also have a read of our blog post Living in the City and Loving it! to learn about other wonderful non-profit organizations that will make you fall even more in love with our proudly Canadian city of Toronto.