Apply for Harvesting Assistance

Please fill out this page to apply for harvesting assistance if your fruit trees have previously been picked by Village Harvest OR you have previously submitted your contact and tree information. If you have never registered your home or property please complete the Home Sign Up page instead.

Winter 2020 Eligibility

This citrus season there may be 5 to 10 times more tree owners offering fruit than our home harvest teams will be able to assist. Because of this overwhelming interest:

  • We give priority to seniors age 70 and older or households physically unable to pick their trees, homes with a larger amount (more than 150 lbs/6 milk crates of citrus), or where we have several homes offering fruit close together.
  • If you or members of our your household are physically able to harvest your own tree, we encourage and may require that you participate in the harvest alongside our volunteers to the limit of your physical abilities.

While our home harvest teams are limited, our Neighborhood Harvest program will assist neighborhood associations or a group of neighbors in organizing their own fruit drive with support and equipment from Village Harvest. Please contact us if you'd like to organize a harvest of your entire block or neighborhood.

If you have a smaller amount or we cannot assist you this season, most food banks or meal services are grateful to receive fruit directly from tree owners - don't let it go to waste or become a nuisance!  Visit our Community Food Drop Off Locations map and list or Contact Us through this website or by phone.

Form items marked with * are required.

List the tree or trees you would like harvesting assistance with.
When will each of your trees be ripe? Please be a specific as possible.
Please tell us how much more or less fruit you have this season, as compared to previous times.
Please tell us of any changes to your contact information (phone, email addresses), trees (new, removed, other), or any other information that would help us keep your information accurate in our records.

Eligibility and Conditions *

Our goal is to help tree owners learn to share their own fruit whenever possible, and for our volunteer teams to primarily assist households whose members are physically unable to harvest their trees.

We will advise you of the status of your harvesting assistance request as soon as we can based on the number of requests and the location of homes. This may take up to a month.

I and all members of my household are physically unable to harvest my fruit tree(s).
I, or another household member, am willing to participate in the harvest along with Village Harvest volunteers, to the limit of my physical ability.