Get involved Pensacola area! Pick fruit to fight hunger!


Community steps up to fight hunger with tons of food…Pickers want to harvest your excess fruit for the needy.

There’s help for those backyard fruit trees with limbs bending under the weight of their bounty this time of the year.

The Yes We Can Pensacola volunteer group has launched its annual fruit-picking campaign.

If you have a fruit tree in your yard bearing more fruit than you can consume, the group gladly will take them off your hands and do the picking for you.

Last year, members picked more than 15,000 pounds of oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes, pears and tangerines. The harvest is donated to area food banks and soup kitchens, including Manna Food Pantries in Pensacola.

The group will be picking fruit through January.

Those interested in donating fruit or lending a hand can contact Anna Houghton at 748-0616, or email

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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One Response to Get involved Pensacola area! Pick fruit to fight hunger!

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