Fruit Gleaning Hub – DONATE NOW!

Help us receive $10,000 from The Payroll Department!

Thanks to the generosity of The Payroll Department, Bear Smart Durango and our partners have the opportunity to greatly expand our fruit gleaning program at by hiring a fruit gleaning coordinator to promote the program, develop a more user-friendly website, coordinate fruit harvest crews and locate new end users of gleaned fruit!

Receiving the donation from The Payroll Department requires a 1:1 match through donations. Help us achieve our goals for this vital program in feeding community members instead of bears! Every $1 donated will be matched by $1 from the Payroll Department.  Help us reach our $10,000 goal!

Click on the DONATE button below to make a secure contribution via the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado using PayPal, credit card or debit card!




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Partners include: Fort Lewis College Environmental Center, Colorado State University Extension Office, Healthy Community Food Systems, Local First, Bear Smart Durango, and The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, in addition to Cooking Matters and Durango School District 9R on the larger Food Recovery Hub.


Banner photo: Fort Lewis College Environmental Center


Thank you to The Payroll Department and Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado!










 “Thank you for the fruit gleaning program! I was able to contact two out of the three people listed and my family and I collected bags of pears and apples last week, hopefully helping the trees and property owners to keep damage down to a minimum, keeping bears from harm and helping us too. Thanks again.”  –  Durango resident, 2015





Special thanks to Duffy Brook for help with the Fruit Gleaning web pages! Thank you, Duffy.