Good food for all
At Wholesome Wave Georgia, we believe all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food.
Wholesome Wave Georgia strengthens local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices.
Wholesome Wave Georgia strives to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians.
We work towards our mission of increasing access to good food while contributing to the local food economy through the following programs:
We currently partner with 45 different producer-only farmer’s markets and direct marketing farms in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. By doubling each federal nutrition assistance benefit (SNAP, aka Food Stamps, WIC and Senior FMNP) dollar spent, we leverage existing government food nutrition programs to encourage shopping at local farmers markets. Every nutrition benefit dollar spent at a WWG partner market becomes two dollars for the shopper and for the farmer. This means more money for farmers and that more Georgians gain access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food.
To foster the growth of our network, WWG provides EBT technical assistance to farmers markets and farms who are authorized, or want to become authorized to accept federal nutrition assistance benefits.
The process of receiving food assistance can be a barrier to many of the families and individuals that need the help. Through conducting enrollment sessions at partner farmers markets we are able to help more people successfully complete the process and get the support they need.