Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?
Flower City Pickers is a non- profit organization that collects leftover produce and other items from vendors at Rochester's Public Market and other sources. FCP acts as a short-term storage and distribution depot for smaller front-line agencies who provide food directly to people struggling with hunger or have experienced food insecurity. 

How can I get involved?
Our largest distribution occurs on Saturdays at Rochester's Public Market, although we do have other opportunities.  We collect, sort and deliver from approximately 1pm-4pm near the Unions St. entrance. You can help collect, sort, load, distribute and deliver food! We require that new participants sign up to volunteer by clicking on the volunteer button on our main page, or HERE. You can contact with questions or comments.

I have a group that would like to volunteer, how can we get involved?
If you are interested in bringing a group, please email or sign up on our volunteer signup . We will arrange for a suitable date and time that your group can volunteer together and go over our operational procedures for COVID 19.  We can also discuss any questions you may have prior to your volunteering experience.

I can't help sort or deliver recovered food, is there anything else I can do?
If you can't make it on a Saturday, you can still help! At various times throughout the year, we hold membership meetings where we share feedback, advice, concerns, and discuss upcoming events and other topics related to FCP. For more information on becoming a member or being notified about our upcoming meetings email:
How can I become a beneficiary (receive donations) from Flower City Pickers Inc?
Please check our Become a Beneficiary page for more information or contact with specific questions regarding pickup, delivery, and partnerships. 

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