Tools &

We created several resources to help guide practitioners--both locally and across the country--in planning and developing effective strategies for strengthening community economies and building equitable neighborhoods centered around local food. 

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This resource was developed Mandela Partners in collaboration with several leading national practitioners to provide an asset-based approach for working with individuals impacted by the carceral system in the food sector, and highlights best practices for creating a kitchen and culinary training program that is adapted to the needs of reentry individuals to support long-term employment.

MP developed this toolkit to provide a framework for practitioners seeking to increase income-generation opportunities for local entrepreneurs in unincorporated Alameda County, with a focus on food-based businesses.

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Mandela Partners in collaboration with several leading national practitioners, developed EFOD --a development strategy that uses food and agriculture to create economic opportunities, healthy neighborhoods, and explicitly seeks to build community assets, pride, and power by and with historically marginalized communities.