Flower City Pickers

Flower City Pickers

On the map since May 2018

Flower City Pickers is a secular, all inclusive group of volunteers distributing leftover market produce to local homeless shelters and other organizations with need for food within the Rochester, NY region.

PO Box 18801
Rochester, NY 14618
United States
(585) 616-8051
  • Community

    Founded by Khoury Humphrey in January of 2015, Flower City Pickers (FCP) is a secular, all inclusive group of volunteers that redistributes leftover and discarded produce from Rochester's Public Market to local homeless shelters, halfway houses, soup kitchens, food pantries, and other organizations with need for food. Food is sorted into three different FCP food grades-A (astonishing), B (blemished), and C (critter & compost). A-Grade is distributed to homeless shelters and organizations who need produce with a longer shelf life. The B-Grade is distributed among soup kitchens and organizations who can more immediately cook the produce. And C-Grade is distributed among those with livestock for feed or is composted. Their goal is to feed people, not landfills! Flower City Pickers also participates in educational events within the greater Rochester community to share their knowledge on how individuals and organizations can help prevent food waste and make change.

  • Environment

    Since their start, Flower City Pickers has prevented over 300,000 pounds of food from going into the landfills.

IMAGE CREDIT: FLOWER CITY PICKERS FACEBOOK PAGE

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