Building Thriving Local Foods Systems 

Whole Cities Foundation is dedicated to improving individual and community health through collaborative partnerships, education, and broader access to nutritious food. 

Fresh, Healthy Food For All 

Fresh at the Avenue, once a monthly a pop-up produce stand, is now serving up fresh fruits and vegetables in the neighborhood every Saturday morning. See how this Baltimore resident association collaborated with Whole Foods Market and Whole Cities Foundation to increase healthy food choices in their community.

Community First Principles

The work of Whole Cities Foundation is rooted in Community First Principles, inspired by the Whole Foods Market core value - to serve and support our local and global communities. Guided by these principles, we aim to build partnerships with nonprofits to build thriving local food systems.

Big Ideas Speaker, Malik Yakini, at Whole Foods Market 

Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, visits Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters in Austin as part of the BIG Ideas speaker series. Watch his engaging and inspiring talk about racism, social equity, and food justice.

Dr. Akua Cultivates Healthy Change in Detroit

The vision, heart and ethic of Whole Cities Foundation was born in the great city of Detroit starting in 2011 through the deep and purposeful, community-first listening of Dr. Akua Woolbright, Nutrition Program Director for Whole Cities Foundation.

Whole Cities Foundation Town Hall 

Join Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb, WCF Executive Director Meredith Smith, WCF Nutrition Program Director Dr. Akua Woolbright, and WCF partner Dr. Cindy Ayers-Elliott for this Whole Cities Foundation Town Hall.