Worker Co-op Created to End Food Desert is Ready to Expand

A food co-op created to offer healthy produce in an area with no grocery stores has been so successful it is doubling the size of its premises.

Mandela Foods Cooperative, in West Oakland, California, was launched in 2009 to address food insecurity and economic inequality in an area marked by unemployment, poverty and diet-related disease.

Offering whole foods in an area where stores only sold junk food, it has defied the high failure rate for new businesses in the neighbourhood and is now getting ready for its next chapter, with a move into a much larger space next door to its current site.

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