- Social Innovation Fellowship
The Brown Market Shares Program is a campus-based food distribution organization grounded in the principles of the Community Supported Agriculture model. Shareholders pay upfront (though weekly payment plans are available) for between ten and twelve weeks of produce, which they then pick-up every Thursday at the Brown/RISD Hillel Center. The goal is to facilitate access – for all members of the Brown community – to fresh, sustainably produced-food. The on-campus location is vital in this respect, because many students do not or cannot travel to seek out the many farm stands in Rhode Island and staff of the university may face similar travel or cost barriers. In order to further ensure the accessibility of the program, Market Shares offers subsidized shares through an internally funded cost structure.