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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 

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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


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.


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September 2023 – October 2023

We're looking for food businesses interested in hosting interns. Interns can work up to 24 hrs/wk, paid for by Mandela Partners at $21/hr.


Sound like you? Sign up!

We are honored to receive charitable donations from Tanya Holland in partnership with Equator Coffees.


Order a bag today to donate to our work.

Aug 11, 2023 – Sept 8

Calling all entrepreneurs of color with a passion for food! 

Click here to sign up.

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Pounds of sustainably grown local produce distributed


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


Generated in local economic returns


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


In additional revenue created benefiting local sustainable farmers


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.

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