We are thrilled to announce that we are awarding 59 Whole Foods Market Team Member-nominated, community-led organizations an average of $8,000 each to advance fresh food access through our annual Community First Grant. This $470,000 commitment is being invested in 43 cities spanning 21 states and Canada! Read more.


 

 

Michele’s Granola Partners with Whole Cities Foundation to Impact Food Access

Our friends at Michele’s Granola are helping to build thriving local food systems. Together, we’re helping to expand access to fresh, healthy food through a variety of initiatives including the launch of Michele’s Granola Small Business Challenge. Learn more.

Urban Farmers Grow a Sustainable Community through Collaboration and Education

At Whole Cities Foundation, we strive to focus our work on meeting the needs and reflecting the desires of the community. It is both a founding principle and daily driver. We are not alone in this belief. Newark Community Food System (NCFS) is a non-partisan, grassroots collective that supports and develops sustainability efforts in urban agriculture, wellness and nutrition in Newark, New Jersey. The nonprofit works to empower residents to become actively involved in reshaping their food system, while gaining control of their health and environment. Read more.


Healthy Food for All Podcast

Hear from Whole Cities Foundation community partners, Footprint Farms and Newark Science and Sustainability, to learn about healthy food access and find out what happens when everyone has a seat at the fresh, healthy food table.


Discover Recipes

Scroll through some of our favorite plant-based recipes inspired by seasonal veggies.
Antioxidant Salad

Serve your favorite healthy salad dressing on the side of this giant salad featuring colorful veggies with hearty beans and seeds.

Eggplant-Garbanzo Bean Dip

Combine the flavors of two popular Middle Eastern dips (baba ghanouj and hummus) in this tasty puree. Serve with raw veggies or spread on whole grain crackers.

Cashew and Veggie Collard Rolls

These rolls use collard leaves as sturdy wrappers for rich cashew spread, brown rice, and raw veggies.

Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is an easy-to-make side dish, and this recipe adds a bright, lemon flavor.

Veggie Omelet Muffins

These omelet muffins are packed with veggies, making them a handy, healthy choice for breakfasts, lunches and snacks. This recipe is a good way to use up small amounts of vegetables you may have on hand.

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