Concrete Jungle is a volunteer-run, Atlanta-based organization that helps to distribute neglected fruit to the hungry by transforming overlooked and underutilized fruit trees and land into a year round food source for food banks, shelters and people in need.
Their website features a Food Trees of Atlanta Map. See all the location markers on the screenshot below? Each of those is a public tree that can be harvested at will. We have embedded Concrete Jungle’s map right here on Grow Fresh Food for your convenience. You can check it out by clicking here or on the screenshot.
Concrete Jungle harvests almost all of its food from the thousands of fruit and nut trees growing in the Atlanta area — in yards, on the side of the road, next to buildings. Most of these trees are untended and ignored, with their bounty being wasted to wildlife while only miles away many poor and homeless struggle to include any fresh produce in their diet.
With generosity from supporters, Concrete Jungle picks fruits, nuts, and vegetables throughout metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas and donate as much of the harvest as possible to organizations serving Atlanta’s poor and hungry.