People’s Grocery

909 7th St. , Oakland, CA 94607

Our vision is evolving as the global conversation around food access strengthens. At People’s Grocery, our feet are firmly planted in the soil, but we have big dreams. The future of our community – and the world – is at stake, if a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system does not flourish to provide for our children and generations ahead. The food justice movement needs community-driven organizations that focus on forward-thinking strategies, proactively shape national dialogue, create spaces to cultivate grassroots leadership, implement replicable local programming, and advocate with a racial justice lens. That’s why we’ve worked diligently to develop asset-based solutions, and to refine our programs to ensure they are economically viable and easily replicable. With our solid history, expertise and reputation, People’s Grocery is singularly positioned to spearhead national efforts. We have a wealth of knowledge, support, and asset-driven solutions. Our roots run deep!

By assisting with our efforts, you can expedite the pace of transformation within the food justice movement at a critical time in its development. Together, we can help create lasting socio-economic change and build a stronger nation.


Recent Grantee News


People’s Community Market Bringing Food Store to West Oakland


Kudos to the People’s Community Market on its upcoming groundbreaking for a much-needed market and community facility in West Oakland. Read the details in the East Bay Times. We were very impressed with their work as People’s Grocery when we gave them a grant in 2005, and we’re delighted to have been of assistance to […]


2005 Grantees


JazzMasters Workshop $2,500 A Living Library $5,000 Organic Farming Research Foundation $5,000 People’s Grocery $5,000 San Francisco Youth & Government Delegation $2,500 Sustainable Fishery Advocates $5,000 Californians for GE-Free Agriculture $5,000 Environmental Protection Information Center $5,000 Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice $5,000 Global Health Through Education, Training and Service $5,000 The Association for the Preservation of Peruvian Textiles $5,000 The Immediate Life $5,000 Tipitinas […]


Food for Change


People’s Grocery is a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the nutritional needs of Oakland’s residents by building a local food supply system and economy. Believing that “food justice” precedes food availability, they focus on the issues of food supply and quality as grassroots organizing tools for community building, self reliance, socially-responsible enterprise growth, youth entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, and health in the largely low-income community of West Oakland, an area currently served by 40 liquor stores but just one grocery.