free food market

free food market welcome sign

the free food market is a partnership between the cisfs and the oregon food bank that brings free fresh produce, and other food items to psu students and the greater psu community. this partnership is an effort to increase student access to healthy food options and to reduce student food insecurity.


free food market during covid

during the covid-19 pandemic, our free food market is still happening, however,w have changed our operations to protect the health and safety of all of the members of our community. 

free food market continues to operate on the 2nd monday of each month. we are currently holding free food market at an off-campus location, at the st. mary's parking log on the corner of 6th and mraket street. all volunteers and patrons must wear a protective face covering. 

food distribution is from 9am - 11am. the next free food market is december 14th. 

event details:


  • free food market is held every month on the second monday
  • patrons can begin checking-in at 9:00am
  • food distribution begins at 9:00am
  • free food market food distribution ends at 11:00am


st. mary's academy parking lot on the corner of market st, between broadway and 6th st.

who can come:

free food market is open to everybody. all psu students, faculty, staff, as well as community members.

what you need to know:


quantities per-person of each item depends on how much each food type is delivered. quantities may be limited. 

bring your reusable shopping bag. bags are not supplied and items can get heavy.


dress for the weather:

free food market is every month throughout the year, rain or shine. we operate out-of-doors with limited areas of shade/cover. patrons should be prepared with appropriate protective clothing appropriate for portland weather.

in rare occasions of severe inclement weather, the free food market will be closed. these conditions include:

  • portland state university is closed due to weather
  • portland state university has a delayed start
  • the oregon food bank is unable to deliver due to inclement weather conditions
  • the culmination of weather conditions makes it unsafe for our volunteers to be outdoors for extended periods of time, such as when there are near freezing temperatures with rain and high winds.