NEW!*** Safety Proctols PLEASE READ

********************Safety Protocols - COVID 19*****************

 We ask all of our volunteers to review the videos below: 



Additionally, we have several new safety measures in place to protect our volunteers and our agencies that will receive food.  A safety briefing will be conducting prior to anyone volunteering with us.  Please help us stay safe.  If you are feeling ill, or have been around someone who is ill, please DO NOT volunteer.  Do not bring or invite anyone who is not volunteering.  FCP is committed to keeping people safe while trying to serve those in need.  Fewer people in our work area means less chance of spread or exposure.  WE WILL NO LONGER ALLOW WALK UP VOLUNTEERS.  


MAY 9, 2020

Hello from COVID19 Land!  Flower City Pickers made the decision to suspend operations at Rochester's Public Market in March to help keep our community, our volunteers and our receiving agencies safe.  We have still been supplying the agencies we serve with safe, wholesome food, but from varying sources.  Our goal is to continue to serve those in need while keeping our vital volunteers safe.  

May 16 we are going LIVE at the Public Market to collect, sort and distribute.  Due to COVID 19, there are several things about the operations of FCP that will be different. If you have volunteered with FCP in the past and want to volunteer for the spring/summer season, PLEASE SIGN UP at  There are a few new policies and procedures that we all must adhere to, but if you have a mask, a few spare hours, a commitment to preventing food insecurity in Rochester, and are not in a high risk category and are feeling well, PLEASE CONSIDER  volunteering with us.  We have altered many of our regular duties, but we can promise you will have fun!  You might even win a free T Shirt!