We are not your ordinary food pantry! We will provide a normalized shopping experience for our clients through utilizing the client choice model. This model will allow families and individuals to select the foods they will enjoy from a variety of food options within the market. By customizing a shopping experience for our clients, we will be able to encourage healthy choices through education and one-on-one interaction with our volunteers. Volunteers will have the satisfaction that comes from building relationships through client interaction and personally impacting their community. Another happy byproduct of the client choice model is limited food waste and maximized use of resources.
How we serve LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES:
We know that the best way to improve the quality of life for ourselves and our neighbors is to work together. We recognize that the Community Market can’t reach everyone who is in need and are partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to serve as a distribution point for local food pantries. By serving as a distribution hub, we can help streamline the process of putting food on the table for our neighbors and maximize the benefits each organization offers. Through local food pantries, the Community Market will also coordinate educational programs within our community. We are committed to supporting the efforts of those already making a difference in our community.
How we serve COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
A culture of cooperation among local organizations is key to genuine change in the lives of families and individuals. In order to meet our goal of holistic wellness, other needs besides physical hunger must be met. As we work with clients in the Market, we will identify other needs and connect them with additional community resources. The Community Market will also be partnering with local organizations such as the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to provide educational opportunities for our clients. Ultimately, we recognize that we are one piece of the wellness picture, and look forward to working together with our partners to create lasting community change.