since its early roots in west oakland, Mandela Partners has been leading innovative and community-centered initiatives to address two competing food access challenges: ensuring fair pricing for small farmers who grow sustainably while simultaneously keeping the cost of produce affordable enough for low-income residents. 

 

Our food access programs were created to secure residents’ right to access fresh, affordable, and healthy food, and have continued to evolved to meet the shifting needs of the local residents and community retailers we seek to serve

Partnering with neighborhood stores to increase healthy food access 

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Fresh Creds gives SNAP customers a 50% discount on fresh fruits and vegetables

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Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program builds new markets for farmers

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Our community produce stands support regional farmers and access-challenged communities 

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