Food. People. Power.

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June 28, 2012

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Food. People. Power.

Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, tell our stories, and build our cities.

– Barbara Kingsolver –

Food. People. Power.

For many years, people living in West Oakland had accepted eating unhealthy food as a way of life. That is, until a small group of people decided to change their community through Mandela MarketPlace, a non-profit that partners with local residents and rural, minority farmers to bring fresh agricultural produce to their local corner stores. Mandela MarketPlace now represents the difference that youth can make by challenging prevailing paradigms – you CAN select what you put in your body. { read more }

Be The Change

Have you been eating junk food just because you thought no healthier option was available? Try getting in touch with local farmers. Your support might help them sell in your area!

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