Naturally, you get the most for your money in terms of quantity to make sure that at least their bellies are full. This is the dilemma of food insecurity: having insufficient access to healthy, affordable nutritious food.
Oxford Community Market helps families who are faced with choosing lower quality foods because of the barriers of cost, transportation, and consumer education.
Our farmers market takes direct action to fulfill our mission to improve access to healthy food! But the problem is big and we need your help to continue this meaningful work.
Here's what we do to help families eat healthier:
Fre$h $avings - SNAP customer get up to $10 extra in "bonus bucks" to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market.
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Participating Market - $8,000 in WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers distributed in Lafayette County for moms and kids to use at the farmers market.
OXCM Cares - A weekly fresh food drive sends local fruits and vegetables to home-bound residents of C.B. Webb and to the Oxford Food Pantry.
OXCM Mobile Market - A mini-market pilot project that takes healthy, local produce to neighborhood where residents face transportation barriers.
Can we count on you to support our 2016 End-Of-The-Year Campaign? Our goal is to get even more healthy food into the kitchens of our friends and neighbors in 2017 by increasing the number of good food care packages we deliver each week and launching full-scale Mobile Market programming in neighbors of high need. We have over 7,000 people in our county who receive SNAP benefits – that's a lot of outreach work to get the word out about how the market can help those families access healthy, local food! But, with your support, we can do it – like we said: one family at a time, one conversation at a time.