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Grant Will Help Wholesome Wave Georgia Serve More Fulton County Residents

We are very pleased to share that Fulton County, Georgia Commissioners voted to invest $395,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to expand Wholesome Wave Georgia’s Georgia Fresh for Less program within Fulton County, Georgia. This funding will help us make fresh, locally grown produce more accessible to our neighbors by making the Georgia Fresh for Less program available…
January 18, 2022

Farmers In Politics: Meet State Senator Kim Jackson

Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson was born with her hands in the dirt. “I grew up in the rural south on a farm where we ate vegetables all the time,” she explains. “I was raised in 4H.” This life shaped her approach to food. “I may not love Brussels sprouts,” she laughs, “but I developed a taste for them!” Her…
November 17, 2021

Food Stamps Help Georgia Veterans

With several military bases in Georgia, it’s no surprise that Georgia has more military veterans than 42 other states. More than 614,000 veterans live in Georgia. For many of them, food stamps are a critical lifeline. Across the country, 1.2 million veterans use food stamps, also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In Georgia, about 7% of all veterans…
November 11, 2021

Georgia Fresh For Less Makes SNAP Increase Go Further

Cherease Kincaid with the Farm Truck 912 Surprises sometimes come in big packages. The USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increased benefits by 25% starting on October 1, 2021. This increase is the largest in program history, on the heels of a global pandemic that shut down our economy and left many people without food. There’s no doubt that the…
September 28, 2021

Prescribing tomatoes and carrots could help some Americans eat better

Fruit and vegetable prescription programs are growing all across the country. At Wholesome Wave Georgia, we believe that food is medicine, and we’re very proud to support this concept in Georgia through our Georgia Food for Health program. The Georgia Food For Health (GF4H) Program promotes affordable access to fruits and vegetables and healthy eating in under-served communities through partnerships…
September 21, 2021

5 Things You Can Do For Hunger Action Month This September

September is Hunger Action Month, and with federal pandemic unemployment benefits ending, more people will face difficult decisions about food. Hunger Action Month began in 2008 during the Great Recession, and the need has only increased due to the global pandemic. Now, more than ever, our neighbors in need could use a helping hand. Here are five things you can…
September 13, 2021

Wholesome Wave Georgia Receives Grant to Support Critical Food and Nutrition Security Needs

We were excited and honored to receive a $646,781 grant from the USDA to support the “Georgia Fresh for Less” program! These funds will match Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—dollar for dollar—for fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and farms, making it affordable for SNAP consumers to build healthy shopping and eating habits. We were the only nonprofit…
September 13, 2021

WWG Statement of Solidarity

A Letter From Our Executive Director As a lifelong Georgian with generations of my family dating back to 1836 going from enslavement to sharecropping to professional occupations, I know full well the frustration that Americans are feeling about the senseless killings of black people. These past few months have been unprecedented. The global pandemic has blanketed us with loss, isolation,…
June 15, 2020
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