Our Story


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.

Farmers Illustration