Overview: You need food? We got food. Free and very cheap food. Flinders Market on Thursdays from 11-1. Be there. Details in the post. PS – we need volunteers! Reading time ~ 2.8 minutes.
One of the challenges of being a student is eating well, and unfortunately beer doesn’t constitute a suitable diet on its own.
But eating well can be expensive. Those activated almonds and spiced quinoa balls are costing me a fortune.
But this all changed in 2018 when OASIS and FUSA launched the Flinders Community Market.
What is it?
It’s a community market, where you can access free and low-cost food.
The Community Market is held in Oasis every Thursday during semester in 2022 from 11am-1pm to bring you FREE fruit and vegetables available along with LOW COST pantry items
Here’s what you need to know:
- To attend one of the sessions each week, please purchase a ticket at Eventbrite for each week you want to attend.
- You need to choose ONE 30-minute ‘ticket’ during the day.
- Please print the ticket and bring with you or bring it on your phone, for scanning upon entrance to the Market.
- Everyone is to keep 1.5m distance at all times and use hand sanitiser upon entry and exit of the Common Room
- Bring a bag! (or two) 🙂
Where is it?
The OASIS Common Room – OASIS is located at J7 on the campus map – walk from the library through the laneway to the building opposite car park 5.
We plan on running the market every Thursday and will open up the bookings every few weeks as we may modify the times/sessions depending on demand.
See you soon!
Why a market?
Good nutrition is central to performing at your best. The market is there to help you get good quality food at really good prices. This combats growing concerns about ‘food insecurity‘ in university students which has a measurable impact on grades and wellbeing.
Also, markets create a wonderful sense of community and provide an avenue through which individuals or groups can share/sell their creations.
Oh yeah, we need volunteers!!
Despite all the advances in AI and robotics, it turns out that a market can’t just run itself. We need people. We need you!
We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our community market. We begin setting up at 10:00 AM and finish packing away at 1:30 PM. If you are able to volunteer for some or all of this time, we would be so grateful!
By volunteering – you will be a part of a wonderful team, learn some new skills and help the student community!
Plus – the time you contribute goes towards points in the Horizon Award
If you are interested – please get in touch with us by emailing: email@example.com and we will let you know what the next steps are!
If you can’t make it to the market, keep in mind that there are other Food Hubs in Adelaide where students can get cheap food, including the city and O’Halloran Hill.