Overview: You need food? We got food. Free and very cheap food. Where? At the Flinders Market on Thursdays from 11-1. Be there. Details in the post, including video. PS – we need volunteers!
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 for all students, where you can access free and low-cost food.
The Flinders Community Market is held in the Oasis Student Wellbeing Centre every Thursday during semester, from 11 AM – 1 PM, to bring you FREE fruit, vegetables and bread, along with LOW-COST pantry items.
No need to register or book, just turn up! We stock-up the produce and bakery goods at 11 AM and 12 PM to give everyone an opportunity to benefit.
Make sure you 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. Walk downstairs to find OASIS.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.