Flower City Pickers of Rochester, NY
The mission of Flower City Pickers is to feed the hungry and prevent food waste. Its purpose is to support the local community with free food through the recovery and redistribution of safe but otherwise landfill-bound food. By enriching other hunger relief agencies and local farms, Flower City Pickers strives to establish and grow a platform for waste prevention and civic engagement.
Since our start, we have recovered and redistributed over 1 million pounds of food, keeping it in the hands and bellies of our neighbors instead of the landfill.
Feed people, not landfills
Food is sorted into three different FCP food grades-A (astonishing), L (livestock) and C (compost). A-Grade is distributed to homeless shelters and organizations who need produce with a longer shelf life. The L - Grade is picked up by local farmers to help feed their livestock. C-Grade is composted.
Flower City Pickers also participates in educational events within our greater community to share our knowledge on how individuals and organizations can fight climate change and improve food security.