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Wholesome Wave Georgia Awarded USDA Grant to Support Critical Food and Nutrition Security

Funds will provide fresh, local produce to food-insecure Georgians.   ATLANTA, GA — A nearly $1 million federal grant awarded to Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) will increase affordable access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for Georgians across the state, including thousands of food-insecure people in communities across Metro Atlanta. WWG is one of 19 organizations in the country — and…
November 15, 2023

How WWG is Becoming a National Leader

From our innovative community engagement approach to the systems we've built to support our statewide partners, Wholesome Wave Georgia is becoming a national leader. This year, we've been invited to share our strategies, processes, and learnings at conferences and convenings to help organizations doing similar work around the world. At each stop, we've also gained important knowledge and made impactful…
July 26, 2023

Wholesome Wave Georgia Expands Work in City of Atlanta

Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) is pleased to share their progress to increase nutrition access while raising awareness about making fresh, healthy, locally grown food affordable and available in the City of Atlanta. Since January, WWG deepened their work within the City of Atlanta to improve food security after receiving a $500,000 grant from the City of Atlanta to expand the…
July 21, 2023

Reaching our Aging Community at Big Bethel Village

by Amanda Newsom Since Wholesome Wave Georgia’s inception in 2009, we’ve made incredible progress growing our partnerships to offer access to locally grown food to people across our state. As we embark on the next chapter in our organization's growth, we’re eager to serve one of our most vulnerable populations which also happens to be a significant percentage of eligible…
July 17, 2023

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
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