A mature garden apple tree produces way more fruit than the average family can eat. And at the same time there are lots of people in our city not able to access fresh food.
Abundance Manchester is a voluntary project which picks surplus or unwanted fruit from gardens and public trees around South Manchester and distributes it to local groups and communities who can use it. We also collect and distribute surplus vegetables from allotments. Scroll down for our latest news and a blog of our activities since we were set up in 2008.
To get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the clip here from BBC’s North West Tonight programme to find out more about what we do.
Abundance Manchester also strongly supports other groups and campaigns which promote sustainable, local and organic food, and see ourselves as part of the movement for Food Sovereignty. This approach calls for a localised, ecological and democratic food system, and puts the people who produce, distribute and consume food at the centre of decisions on food systems and policies, rather than the demands of markets and corporations that have come to dominate the global food system.
We are part of a growing network of fruit harvesting groups, for a list of others around the country see the Abundance Network website.