Mission: Mandela Partners (formerly Mandela MarketPlace) works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through local food enterprises in low-income communities. Through community engagement, education, business cultivation, and financing, Mandela Partners supports and resources the development and growth of locally owned economies and sustainable food systems.
Project: Mandela Partners worked with Full Circle Fund in developing a communications strategy for their Healthy Retail program, which increases access points to healthy food by providing produce delivery to local corner stores. After multiple interviews with staff and corner store owners, the Project Team developed a multi-stakeholder communications platform to support an expanded fundraising strategy and to grow the organization’s national recognition as a leader in food-oriented economic development.
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