Flori Pate

Flori Pate is co-founder of Dig Local (DigLocal.com) a mobile app that tells you where to go and what to do every day in Asheville, NC.

She is also the co-founder and director of the nonprofit Food Connection (FoodConnection.co) a service that rescues surplus freshly prepared meals from restaurants, catered events, and institutions, and delivers them to local nonprofits who feed the hungry. Since launching in 2015 over 100,000 meals have been kept out of the local landfills and have instead gone to feed food insecure residents in Asheville, Swannanoa, and Black Mountain.

Flori is married to Ted Pate who is also her Dig Local business partner and together they have two sons and a chocolate lab named Ruby.