Improve Access to Healthy Food in West Oakland

by People's Grocery


This project increases access to healthy, nutritious foods in West Oakland. We grow food in urban gardens, distribute that food through a CSA, educate about food in classes, and advocate for change.

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With 50 liquor stores and no full grocery, West Oakland faces food access challenges daily. People's Grocery addresses the lack of access to healthy produce by growing food in neighborhood gardens with our allies. That food is distributed through a subsidized produce box offering 12 pounds of produce weekly. Healthy cooking classes and public nutrition demonstrations model how to create health through better eating. Our anti-oppression and policy work encourage broader food systems change.


We connect people with healthy food and work towards systems changes that can have broad and deep positive impacts. Where there is no food, we grow it. We educate, demonstrate, and activate towards a healthier, safer, and more just West Oakland.

Long-Term Impact

People's Grocery will continue to show that increasing access to healthy fruits and vegetables creates better health outcomes for West Oakland residents. This project will allow People's Grocery to expand direct service, education, and policy work.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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People's Grocery

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
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Nikki Henderson
Project Leader:
Nikki Henderson
Oakland, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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