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West Oakland organization provides fresh produce to low-income families
Reporter Shawn Chitnis spoke to Erick Sanchez De Leon with the local Oakland organization, Mandela Produce Distribution, to help launch a weekly farmers market for families affected in the food desert parts of Oakland. Erick discusses being the only food hub located in West Oakland and how he works with local farm workers to provide healthy and fresh produce to low-income families.
Meet the Mango Mogul Who Grew Her Business Rooted in Community
Learn more about Sierra Young, owner of Mangosay, her experience in our Food Business Pathways Program, and support from our Entrepreneurship Development Manager, Sabine Dabady.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pandemic Connects Rural Farmers and Urban Communities
Inside Climate News
Mandela Partners is featured with Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates to show what food equity looks like in practice--during the pandemic and beyond.
Mandela Partners and CUESA Connect New Entrepreneurs and Farmers Market Community
Through a collaboration between Mandela Partners and CUESA, new Bay Area businesses like LoJo’s Tacos are getting a chance to expand their businesses and reach new audiences at farmers markets in San Francisco.
Shifting the Food Desert Narrative in East Oakland
Amani Ali leads the Healthy Grocery Initiative (HGI) of the Oakland-based nonprofit, Mandela Partners. Through this insightful blog, Amani breaks down the misconceptions of the food landscape in East Oakland.
Ashland Market & Cafe: Nonprofit Mandela Partners plots East Bay food hall
San Francisco Chronicle
Rendering of Ashland Market & Cafe, Mandela Partners' new food hall and culinary incubator space set to open in Ashland (Alameda County) in March.
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