Free Food Market

FREE Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and other foods at PSU Harvest Share Free Food Market

The FREE FOOD MARKET is a partnership between the CISFS and the Oregon Food Bank that brings FREE fresh fruits, vegetables, and other food items to PSU students and the greater PSU community. This partnership is an effort to increase student access to healthy food options and to reduce student food insecurity.

WHEN: Second Monday of the month at noon, rain or shine, first-come/first-served. The exception is November's Free Food Market which will be held on the 1st Monday, November 5th due to PSU's closure in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.

WHERE: Outside Shattuck Hall on the Park Blocks 

WHO: All PSU students, faculty, staff, and community members.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • In the interest of equity and to reduce wait time for our clients, we use a "lottery" system.  At 11:30 a.m., come to the information table to sign in and get a color stick. At noon, colors will be drawn randomly. When your color is drawn, you will join a small group of people to move through the food line. Return your stick, grab your food, and enjoy! 
  • Quantites per-person of each item depends on how much of each food type is delivered. Quantites may be limited. 

  • BRING YOUR REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG. Bags are not supplied and items can get heavy.

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Free Food Market is every month throughout the year, except in cases of severe inclement weather that cause the University to close or have a delayed start, or if the Oregon Food Bank is unable to deliver to inclement weather conditions. Safety is the highest priority.

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURE OR DELAYED OPEN: If PSU is closed or on a delayed-open due to weather, Free Food Market will be canceled for that day.

WANT TO BE A FREE FOOD MARKET VOLUNTEER? 

Withough the help of our volunteers the Free Food Market could not happen. Check back here again soon about volunteer times. If you can select the date, then there are volunteer times open:

November 5, 2018 - The November Free Food Market will take place on Monday, November 5th since PSU will be closed on November 12th in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.  Check back for the volunteer sign up.

December 10, 2018 - Sustainability at PSU will sponsor the month of December. Please watch for other volunteer opportunities in the coming months.


*Volunteering at Free Food Market is a great way to fulfill volunteer requirements for courses, student conduct sanctions, corporate/organizational community engagement projects, and more. The CISFS is happy to provide confirmation of volunteer hours if needed.