Click the link below to explore the map for yourself and see for yourself the effects of food access and economic opportunity in your community.
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Oasis Community Partners was founded in 2016 with the mission to improve food access and community health in underserved urban food deserts. The inaugural board of directors came together around the opening of Good Food Markets pilot location in early 2015, recognizing the many opportunities to engage Woodridge/Langdon around diet, health and nutrition. OCP strives to improve the health of our community by working with a diverse group of individuals and organizations behind the shared goals of food sovereignty and security.
OCP also seeks to expand the discussion around food access, shedding light on the social and economic factors at play in low income communities throughout the country. Through this dialogue, and with sophisticated data analysis via our partnerships with UDC and George Washington Milken School of Health, OCP is able reach the broadest number of people with education and programming designed to their needs, while targeting the most at-risk populations with additional food assistance and health services.
The presentation below was created by Marlena Wright and Wola Osunsade, and won first prize at UDC's Undergraduate Research Day.
Watch the video and click the link to explore he first edition of our Interactive GIS Maps!
OCP has also been looking into the spending patterns of SNAP households to advise our partners on how best to reach and serve these households with additional food resources and other services.
Diet, Health and Nutrition Education
OCP has developed a number of programs to serve our community, starting with Store and Garden Tour curricula developed with Food Corps Fellow Karen Davison earlier this year, and continuing with Anti-Obesity Cooking Classes, and Dietetic & Fitness Assessment Programs in the fall of 2016. If you, or your organization, is interested in partnering or volunteering with OCP, please reach out to us via the form below.