This weekend we had two great days of fruit picking. On Saturday we picked at two houses in the Chorlton area and filled up many boxes of cooking and eating apples. After picking, two bike trailers were used to take some of the apples straight to Cornerstone in Moss Side, which provides daily hot meals to homeless people, and Manchester Food Not Bombs. This group helps to publicise anti-deportation campaigns and the problems faced by refugees, as well as other social and environmental issues, while providing free food prepared by volunteers.
On Sunday we had an extra fruit picking session at a house in Gatley, where we filled two trailers full of delicious eating apples. On Monday these apples were delivered to The Boaz Trust, which works with The Red Cross to run The Destitution Project, providing weekly food parcels to destitute asylum seekers. Apples were also taken to Early Years Nursery School in Didsbury, where they will use them to promote healthy eating.