Editor: In response to the letter, Fruit is going to waste (The Times, Aug. 19).
I had a plum tree that provided a bountiful crop every second year.
Twice I contacted the local food banks and was advised that in order to donate the fruit, I would have to pick it first.
The food bank does not have staff or volunteers enough to come and pick.
It’s unfortunate when there is a need to provide fresh, local produce to our lower income citizens, but there it is.
My wonderful plum tree succumbed to a disease several years ago that necessitated cutting it down. Now I don’t have to feel guilty whenever ripe plums drop to the ground.
LEPS hosts Community Harvest Program
Editor: Got Fruit?
In regards to Maureen Spender’s letter to the editor (The Times, Aug. 19), Langley Environmental Partners Society hosts the Community Harvest Program — a project that sees community volunteers harvest fruit from unpicked trees and shares the harvest equally between tree donors, volunteers, and community organizations. Residents with fruit trees can sign up to have their tree picked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-546-0337
Executive Director, LEPS