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Urban Harvesting Program

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Urban Harvesting Factsheet and Application

We are working with San Francisco residents and businesses to help collect and distribute food grown from trees and community gardens for distribution at shelters, food banks and other places of need. You can participate by registering your fruit trees and working with our Urban Harvesting Program.

Increase access to healthy and nutritious food in the community
The goal of this program is to:

  • Provide all of San Francisco residents access to healthy and nutritious food 
  • Reduce waste of locally grown food 
  • Create a food distribution system that targets communities who normally do not have access to fresh and healthy food 


Join Today!
Sign up and register your tree! When you do: We will provide supplies to gather the fruits and will distribute the collected food to local food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and hot-meal delivery programs.

What type of commitment must I make?
Register your fruit trees and help out your community by providing your neighborhood with healthy and nutritious food.


How do I apply?
Download, fill out and return the application. Then send the information in to Public Works. 

What supplies and support will the city provide if I register my trees?
We will provide you with buckets and other tools. We will also help gather and pick and wash the fruit, and package it for distribution to food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and hot-meal delivery programs.

For more information, contact the Urban Harvesting Program to register your tree: 

  • Call: (415) 695-2142
  • Fax: (415) 695-2001
  • Email: Philip Singh
  • Mailing address: Philip Singh, Program Coordinator, San Francisco Public Works, 2323 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA 94124-1091