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Our Story

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Mandela Produce Distribution - a project of the non-profit Mandela Partners - supports local, limited-resource farmers, using sustainable practices by establishing an alternative distribution network that passes on wholesale prices to retailers, institutions, restaurants and other mission-aligned community based organizations.


​We prioritize small family farmers that grow sustainably and are located within a 150 mile radius our food hub in the heart of West Oakland. Our customers make up a niche market that understands the importance of supporting socially disadvantaged farmers with fair pricing.

 

We operate as a food hub instead of a traditional produce distributor because of our deep connection to Mandela Partners’ community programs, which secure community members’ right to access fresh, affordable, and healthy food.

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