Engage. Invest. Transform.

Building local wealth by sourcing from sustainable farmers, creating affordable food access points, incubating community businesses, and increasing capital for BIPOC entrepreneurs.

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Order fresh produce for pick-up in your neighborhood sourced from our network of BIPOC farmers 


Eat local at our community kitchen and food business incubator in unincorporated Alameda County, Ashland

Learn how we're creating pathways to food jobs

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From nutrition and wellness to recipes and cooking demos, our wellness program will help you improve your health.

Aspiring food entrepreneurs in Oakland and unincorporated Alameda County should check out our Food Business Pathways Program to obtain the tools in making consistent sales and informed decisions to grow their business.

Shop for healthy foods in your community at our partnering stores


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June 1 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Due to excessive accessibility lawsuits against retailers in the state of California, Mandela Partners has teamed up with Guardian ADA to share knowledge and awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Oakland & Ashland Neighborhoods

This collab project between friends & neighbors has launched! Each week with the help of our friends Growing the Table, Oak Harvest Kitchen, and Mandela Produce Distribution – we are supporting our neighbors in community-led food distributions. ⁠

March – June HGI Locations

CalFresh/SNAP recipients get 50% off yummy groceries all spring long! See our list of Healthy Grocery Initiative store partners for discounts

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Pounds of sustainably grown local produce distributed


In loan funds distributed to food retailers, local growers, and distributors


Generated in local economic returns


Individuals graduated from the Mandela Entrepreneurs Program (and counting!)


In additional revenue created benefiting local BIPOC growers


Local businesses developed, launched and expanded

Mandela Partners is a hub for food, community, and local business.

Mandela Partners was established in West Oakland, California to fill a gap that was created through deeply rooted inequities.

Learn how we're supporting healthier environments through neighborhood-led initiatives by experiencing the stories of residents in this video.