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How to receive food from Flower City Pickers on Saturdays.

flower city pickers makes up distribution boxes

You do NOT have to be a registered organization! We do NOT require any form of identification or registration. There is NO limit on how often you can receive food from us-be it weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

  • Want to start a food pantry at your church or home? -We can help provide you with food!
  • Is your school or organization doing a charity food drive? -We can help!
  • Does your loved one live in a residency home that could use some extra food? -Let us know!
  • Want to serve a free meal for your community? -Let us provide you with the produce!

Flower City Pickers benefits around 20 different organizations each week and we still have hundreds of pounds of food left over to give away. We distribute food to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, halfway houses, community centers, and individuals.

Because we are a 100% volunteer group and are dependent on our volunteers, it would be best if your organization could find a volunteer of their own to come and pick-up donated food from our market location on Saturdays at 3pm. However, we can also drop-off our food donation to you if you are unable to pick-up. Delivery times are between 3pm-5pm. Times are non-negotiable and dependent on our volunteer base.

Describe to us your organization, your needs, the amount of produce you could use, what type of produce you are looking for, and whether you can pick it up from us or would need it dropped off.

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How to get a free vegetarian meal and free groceries every Saturday.

free vegeterian meal by food not bombs Nathaniel square park

Food Not Bombs also cooks, serves a free vegetarian meal, and distributes free groceries every week after Flower City Pickers collections from the public market to the general public. This location may change in the future but is currently in Nathaniel Square Park (on the corner of Alexander and South Ave.) at 6pm or at Saint Joseph's House of Hospitality (on South Ave.) if inclement weather. 

Want critter/compost food?

flower city pickers feed pigs with leftover produce

Let us know the amount of food, what type of produce, and what will be eating it! 

You MUST RSVP prior to picking up. You must pick-up from us on Saturdays after 3pm. Absolutely NO deliveries.

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