top of page

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.

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

WE EATIN' GOOD – Lincoln.png
DSC04261.jpg

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

Learn how we're creating pathways to good food jobs

Rahnee_PastaDish.jpg
band_yellow.png

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

Food entrepreneurs should check out our Food Business Pathways Program to obtain tools, resources and coaching for growing their business.

Shop for healthy foods in your community at our partnering stores.

band_yellow-reversed.png

Bulletin Board

March 2024

Culinary Employment Pathways is recruiting local food businesses who have an interest in hosting interns for March/April 2024. If you're interested, please fill out our form.

Calling all entrepreneurs of color with a passion for food! Hungry for success? Our workshop is the perfect recipe for creating a thriving food business. 

 

Sign up and let's turn your culinary dreams into reality! 

March 7, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Attention all food business owners! Are you a resident of Unincorporated Alameda County and looking to take the next step to grow your small business?

 

Apply today to become a vendor at E14th Eatery + Kitchen!

Mangosay_Sierra_FPFM_2023 (1).jpg
mikey-atLovelys-09.jpg
YoYos-Opening_edited.jpg
women-farmers-market.jpg

2.33M

Pounds of sustainably grown local produce distributed

$612K

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

$9.8M

Generated in local economic returns

45+

Jobs were secured in the food sector for individuals with barriers to employment 

$1.21M

In additional revenue created benefiting local sustainable farmers

14

Community food businesses were 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.

bottom of page