Founded in 2013, the Atlanta coalition of Georgia Food Oasis serves communities within South Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward, and the Westside. Food Oasis Atlanta focuses on providing residents with the information they need to make their own healthy choices while offering resources to become food advocates for their own community.
Potluck & Pitch: “Share a Meal, Fund an Idea". Come hear innovative, sustainable ideas to bring affordable, local food choices to under served Atlanta neighborhoods. Potluck & Pitch provides the seed money to help those ideas grow.
We ask that attendees bring a dish to share while listening to five short pitches from local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. Each presenter has five minutes to describe their idea.
Following the pitches, attendees have the opportunity leave written feedback for each speaker on a message board and vote for their favorite idea. The presenter with the most votes win's the ticket sales for the night, usually around $1,000, and a package of additional support from our partner organizations. They return at the next event to update the audience on the progress of their idea.
March 30, 2017, 6-9 pm at the Atlanta Community Food Bank
Submissions close on March 10 at 11:59 pm. Submit your idea here.
Questions? Email us at GeorgiaFoodOasis@gmail.comCommunity Potluck and Pitch Winners:
Eat. Chat. Grow. Twice a year we bring together everyone working and interested in the local food movement (growers, nonprofits, students, consumers) at an urban farm to enjoy local food, drink, and each other's’ company. It’s a relaxed event meant to celebrate what we can accomplish together.
Neighborhood Collaboration Teams In two Atlanta neighborhoods per year, a diverse team of 9-11 individuals interested in healthy food access come together for 8 weeks to create an action plan for Food Oasis in their community. The teams identifies three top priorities that will be the focus for the next 12-18 months. Funding and leadership support are provided to the teams to make their ideas into reality.
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Carver Market 2-For-1 We support South Atlanta grocery store Carver Market by offering 2-for-1 on fresh produce for SNAP (Food Stamps) users on Thursdays. We also organize demonstrations from chefs and volunteers to show shoppers how to use seasonal produce in easy, family friendly meals.
Fresh Produce Markets Organix Matters runs produce markets in our target neighborhoods throughout the summer and fall.
Fresh MARTA Markets The Fresh MARTA Market is a pop-up farm stand that takes place in four MARTA public transport stations. The goal is simple: help farmers sell more produce while getting healthy, fresh food into places where people already are. The Markets are located in the West End, Five Points, College Park, and H.E. Holmes MARTA Stations, serving multiple areas with limited food access. Each stand operates one-day per week , providing fresh produce on MARTA from Tuesday to Friday at a different station each day.
The Augusta coalition of Georgia Food Oasis began in 2015 and services Richmond County, Columbia County, Fort Gordon area, Burke County, Aiken, South Carolina and various towns around the metro area. Augusta Food Oasis residents have defined local food as food grown and distributed within a 100 mile radius of the city. Augusta Food Oasis encourages members of the community to question where their food comes from, interact with local farmers, and utilize events provided by Food Oasis as a way to learn about how to gain better access to fresh produce. Through building relationships with grocery stores, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and local farms, Augusta Food Oasis hopes to shape a network of actively engaged producers and consumers.
Columbus Food Oasis officially launched in 2015 and services Chattahoochee County, Harris County, Marion County, Muscogee County, the Fort Benning area, LaGrange, and other towns up to a 100 mile radius, including Russell County and Auburn, Alabama. Columbus Food Oasis strives to provide education on how eating better food can attribute to a better and more healthy lifestyle. Through providing experiences that bring awareness to the local food movement, Food Oasis Columbus aims to make enjoying fresh food and produce a natural way of life.