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Oakland Roots and Soul Sports Club Announces Partnership with West Oakland-Based Mandela Partners
Oakland Roots and Soul SC announces a new Oakland-based partnership with Mandela Partners as the Official Local Produce Partner of the club. 


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.


E14th Eatery + Kitchen Featured on Check, Please! Bay Area

Reporter Cecilia Phillips visits E14th Eatery + Kitchen to sample the myriad offerings from aspiring local food entrepreneurs.

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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
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.


To battle food inequity, a nonprofit helps neighbors eat healthy
American Heart Association News
Bria Hutson is the owner of a plant-based eatery she founded with the help of Mandela Partners.

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Mandela Partners and allies fight food insecurity in Oakland
Bay City News
Mandela Partners supports BIPOC entrepreneurs and local food businesses through its Community Meals Program.


Share the Spirit: Oakland eatery gives second chances
East Bay Times
Core Kitchen, managed by Mandela Partners, serves up fresh vegan meals and makes sure employees thrive too.


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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