Boulder, Colorado, USA

Inspiring residents to harvest, share and celebrate the bounty of our urban forest.

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About Us

Community Fruit Rescue is a coalition dedicated to harvesting and distributing the surplus urban fruit growing throughout Boulder, Colorado.

We envision a resilient, just and collaborative community where everyone has access to healthy and local food, humans and wildlife coexist, and waste is minimized.

That’s why we organize neighborhood harvests, where public and private trees bearing large amounts of fruit are harvested by neighbors and friends and their children in the course of a fun afternoon, providing fruit to all participants and plenty of extra to share with food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens.

In the press ~ KGNU · Daily Camera · Boulder Weekly · Denver7 News

20,000+ lbs picked since 2014!


We hold neighborhood harvests throughout the growing season. Register to be notified of upcoming harvests!

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Are you a resident eager to host a harvest?
Are you a volunteer eager to harvest?

Register now

Lead harvests

Want to help your community in a fun and rewarding way?
Community Fruit Rescue is seeking Volunteer Harvest Leaders!

Specific tasks

  • Pick up and transport equipment
  • Check in with residents
  • Brief volunteers with harvest protocol
  • Harvest fruit
  • Weigh and divide fruit
  • Represent Community Fruit Rescue


  • Attend a training
  • Be friendly, responsible, and reliable
  • Commit 3+ hrs weekly in harvest season
  • Lift and carry equipment and fruit
  • Lead a team of volunteer pickers
  • Ideally, have access to a vehicle

Apply here

Interested in helping out but can't be a Harvest Leader? We have many other opportunities to get involved! Email us at or call Hannah at (603) 340-3633.


We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Your donation will help us grow our efforts and remain a lasting presence in the community.


If you prefer to make an in-kind donation, please consider among the following items:

  • Bathroom scales
  • Tall step ladders
  • Sturdy cardboard boxes
  • Telescoping picking poles
  • Canning supplies, sugar, pectin
  • Logo t-shirts for harvest leaders


Help us spread the word to friends and neighbors!

Flyers    Door hangers


We have donated harvested fruit to the following agencies. Please contact us to request a donation or to suggest recipients. Due to the high demand for our services, we encourage people to pick and donate their fruit themselves.

Contact Us

Feel free to email us with any questions or comments, or just to say hello.