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Not Far From The Tree pickers (photo: Jessica Akiwi) News / COVID-19, Food

NFFTT distributes over 10,000 pounds of fruit picked from Toronto backyards

October 08, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

Between June and October, Not Far From The Tree (NFFTT) has picked over 10,000 pounds of fresh fruit from Toronto backyards. The charity has been doing this work for over a decade but this has been a season like no other. As they complete their final picks of the season, NFFT’s picking program assistant Jessica Akiwi tells CJRU about the impact they’ve made in Toronto neighbourhoods amidst rising food insecurity. 

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