Fruit For Families
Fruit trees have long roots in Sacramento history. In 1847 pioneer, John Sutter, received 2,000 fruit trees at Sutter’s Fort, which started the agriculture industry in Sacramento. Today, fruit trees remain a bountiful crop in the Sacramento valley.
Given the importance of fruit in our diet and the ease of growing fruit trees in our climate, in 2009 we began a partnership with the California Department of Health's CalFresh Program. Our shared goal is to increase physical activity and improve nutrition in low income households.
Helping families make healthier choices and become more self-sufficient is key to the success of our mission to a grow healthier, more livable Sacramento region.
This year our goal is to deliver free fruit trees to more than 300 families in need. All our fruit trees are grown locally, selected to do well in our region (chill hours, heat tolerance) and rank well in taste tests.
Fruit trees cost approximately $35 each. With your help we will raise $5,000 to support our Fruit for Families program.
So, please consider the joy of contributing to homegrown and harvested fruit for families in need.