Fresh, healthy food is a right not a privilege.

Yet, the availability of nutrient-dense food grown locally is not always accessible for communities throughout our regions. Record-high food costs over the past year impacted countless across the country, putting even more pressure on our partners—community organizations, schools, and churches —working diligently to address food security in their neighborhoods.

It's why we are calling on you — our community — to help us now so we can ensure food access for neighbors in the future. Can we call on you to help us raise $23,000 before the new year? Help us open doors, lessen barriers and distribute 460,000 healthy meal equivalents in 2023 through our Food Access Fund partnerships!

Help us fill our Food Access Fund and keep this resource viable for our communities!

Plus, donate between now and the end of the year you can DOUBLE your impact thanks to the generosity of The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, who is matching donations up to $5,000!


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Food Access Fund beneficiaries Corbin Hill Food Project and their partners distribute Farm-Fresh Boxes via senior centers, family shelters, housing and CBOs in Upper Manhattan.


Why give?

Food insecurity persists and is widespread. This deep need increases our responsibility to fill the Food Access Fund.

Embodying both community and food security—our Food Access Fund provides discounted pricing to mission-driven organizations committed to alleviating food insecurity in their neighborhoods. Over the years, we’ve seen the funds come alive within childhood education centers, community farm stands, most recently through our Farm-Fresh Box Program, and beyond.

Beneficiaries are primarily low-income, urban communities where access to healthy fresh food is scarce, hunger is high, and diet-related diseases are prevalent.

Many of our Food Access Fund community partners could not effectively budget and consistently receive our food without these funds.

You can help.

“Receiving the Food Access Fund discount means everything to my community.” — Erica Lewis, food service manager at The Caring Center, a West Philly-based childcare center

"Each week we buy produce from The Common Market to distribute for free to over 150 families and seniors in the Belmont and Mantua neighborhoods of West Philly, as well as around 100 families in Norristown and Chester. These are neighborhoods of food apartheid, where fresh, high-quality, affordable, culturally relevant food is hard to find in stores." — Jenny Dunker, Program Manager, Greener Partners


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Where will my money go?

Directly into our communities! Donations will serve community organizations, food access nonprofits, schools, early childcare education centers, and more throughout our regions: Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Texas.

Every little bit counts.

Filling the Food Access Fund will serve as a lever for building more community partnerships, increasing economic activity for our farmers and producers, and ultimately, fostering good health and food sovereignty in our communities!

"When we found out about The Common Market, that we are able to purchase produce was a match made in heaven!...The Food Access Fund makes it affordable for us." — Kathy Eckhardt, Director of Operations, (ECHOS) Epiphany Community Health Outreach Service




Help us reach our goal!

And while our food access partnerships continue to yield meaningful impact, they have also garnered the attention of the philanthropic community. The Common Market is entering into year two as a Sprouts Healthy Communities grantee! The Kroger Co. Foundation has also awarded The Common Market Southeast’s chapter a grant to fuel Food Access Fund partnerships.

Our goal is to distribute more than 460,000 healthy meal equivalents in 2023 specifically through Food Access Fund partnerships!

As you all know, the need for fresh, nutritious foods persists. Help us build on this momentum and secure fresh food for hundreds more!

"The Food Access Fund allows us to really magnify our commitment to getting families quality fresh food on a regular basis." — Jeremy Lewis, Executive Director, Urban Recipe, Atlanta, GA


What was the impact from last year's campaign?

Last winter, you all came through to help us raise more than $20,000 to fill our Food Access Fund.

It went straight into our communities!

  • 400 deliveries made
  • 282,000+ pounds of fresh, healthy food from our farms reached our partners
  • 30+ different Food Access Fund partner communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Texas served!


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Thank you in advance for your generous support!