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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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