Some of the most desired and hard-to-get items for local food banks are fresh fruits. If you have fruit trees on your property with a bumper crop of produce, consider donating bushels to your local food bank. Not only will the bank appreciate the donation, but the value of the gift can also be tax-deductible. In some cities across the country where fruit trees are abundant, there are organizations that will even come to your home and harvest the excess fruit for you. Remember to harvest only what’s fresh and edible, although the fruit does not need to be perfect-looking; if it’s good enough for you to eat, it’s good enough to donate.