Founded in 2009, Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) believes that all Georgians should have access to healthy, wholesome and locally grown food.
In Georgia, more than 1.7 million people are considered food-insecure and receive federal nutrition assistance (SNAP/Food Stamp) benefits. The high cost and low accessibility of fresh foods leave these 1.7 million with limited options to feed their families. Food insecurity is linked to poverty, obesity, and other diet-related illnesses. The effect of food insecurity on America’s families is evident: approximately 65% of adults and 34% of children (ages 2 to 19) are overweight or obese.
WWG encourages us to rethink the cost, accessibility, and affordability of fresh, wholesome foods in Georgia. Our mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians. We work towards our mission through two core programs: Georgia Fresh For Less and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program.