Local Fruit Swap Goes Weekly: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
With such a great turn out at our first fruit swap, and more than 200 bags of free fruit dispersed to people driving, walking and biking along El Cajon Blvd past the Fair@44 in the heart of Mid City, the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association decided to turn this into a weekly Local Fruit Swap for the foreseeable future.
The public responded immediately to media coverage and helped us capture many large donations from residents with plentiful fruit trees, so we encourage San Diego new stations to help spread the word. Check out this article from KPBS for more details about the first two events.
Free Fruit Drop-offs: 10-Noon
Free Fruit Pick-ups: 10-2 p.m. (or until supplies last)
Instructions for fruit providers:
Step 1: Pick a bounty of fruit from your yard wearing gloves and face masks
Step 2: Donate large boxes/bags of fruit at Fair@44, your local drop off point
Step 3: Share flyer on Next Door and other social media outlets to promote your locally based drop off/pick-up fresh fruit swap
The Fair@44 on El Cajon Blvd was created with the intentions of being a resource to the community. From launching start-up businesses to being a safe haven for Hoover High School students, now more than ever, these goals have ignited the focus of Fair@44. The Local Fruit Swap is hosted by a growing collaborative of partners including the El Cajon Boulevard BIA, The Dojo Cafe, UrbanLife Farms, ArtForm Swapmeet, neighborhood groups and elected officials.
*Social distancing practices are incorporated into every step of the process