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Building Hyper Local Food Systems in Atlanta

by Trinity Harrison When we talk about nutrition access, we’re talking about what makes a community sustainable. Often the idea of sustainability is relegated to the idea of changing our environmental impacts, but really it’s a whole theory that embodies social, economic, and environmental principles. Wholesome Wave Georgia received a $500,000 grant from the City of Atlanta in early 2023…
July 17, 2023

Working With Government to Improve Food Access

Our biggest partner in making fresh, healthy, locally grown food affordable and available for all Georgians is the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Public funding enables Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) to bridge the gap between our local farmers and families that shop with SNAP/EBT, also known as food stamps, to double their purchasing power for fresh fruits and vegetables.…
June 27, 2023

The Rolling Success of Mobile Markets for Healthy, Local Food

Eager to explore new ways to provide technical and other support to Georgia’s mobile markets, Wholesome Wave Georgia’s Moira O’Neill virtually attended the Mobile Market Summit hosted by Veggie Van Training Center in Buffalo, NY. Moira explained that the summit brought together all kinds of mobile market owners and supervisors from across the United States to share what they do,…
September 12, 2022

Marigold Market among the farmers markets working to make fresh produce more accessible

At Wholesome Wave Georgia, we are grateful to serve a critical role in Georgia’s local food economy. Through partnerships with 77 farmers markets, farm stands, and retail locations across the state, we make fresh, local fruits and vegetables affordable to all Georgians by matching food stamps — also known as SNAP/EBT — on local food purchases. That means spending $10…
April 25, 2022

Relinda Walker and Michelle Giddens win 2022 Judith Winfrey Award

You can experience magic in a farmers’ markets’ gorgeous rainbow of produce, succulent pasture raised meats, flowers, baked goods, ready made meals, and more. The true magic though, is to be found in the human connection and the abundance cultivated in the food community. Wholesome Wave Georgia annually celebrates these relationships with its Judith Winfrey Leadership and Innovation Award. The…
April 18, 2022

Wholesome Wave Georgia Partners with Unite Georgia to Address Food Insecurities Across the State

Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit that provides access to healthy food choices, announced today they are partnering with Unite Us, the nation's leading technology company connecting health and social care, to address food insecurities for individuals and families across the state of Georgia, through the coordinated care network known as Unite Georgia. Wholesome Wave Georgia works with 77 farmers' markets, farm stands, and retail…
April 18, 2022

Can Produce Prescription Programs Turn the Tide on Diet-Related Disease?

In the last decade, produce prescription programs are becoming more and more popular, due to the number of diet related diseases in our society. Wholesome Wave Georgia launched our program called Georgia Food for Health back in 2015. Georgia Food For Health partners with healthcare providers to give families innovative prescriptions that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables…
April 12, 2022

With inflation running hot, Google searches for food stamps remain elevated

It may feel like the pandemic is winding down, but with inflation on the rise many families are still struggling to put food on the table. In addition to higher food prices, Americans are also paying more for gasoline and rent. Overall, the Consumer Price Index increased by 7.9% in February, the fastest pace of inflation in 40 years. New…
March 30, 2022
Daily Groceries in Athens became our first brick and mortar retail partner in 2019.

Georgia Fresh For Less: Coming to a Grocer Near You

Daily Groceries in Athens became our first brick and mortar retail partner in 2019. As you may know, our longest serving program is Georgia Fresh For Less. Through this program, we’ve contributed more than $3.8 million dollars to the local economy by matching the value of food stamps – also known as SNAP/EBT – on fresh, healthy, local food. These…
March 17, 2022

Farm Truck 912 Serves Record Numbers of Savannah Families as SNAP Benefits Increase

Wholesome Wave Georgia works at farmers markets, farm stands, and a handful of brick and mortar locations across the state — but you might not see us in action. Through our Georgia Fresh for Less program, we match food stamp spending — also known as SNAP/EBT — for fresh food purchases, but it’s our partners who actually manage the transactions…
February 14, 2022
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