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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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