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Grandma’s Hands

Elder African-American women share healthy black cultural food traditions with the younger generations.

Why Grandma’s Hands?

Today, only 7% of people from communities of color report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily, compared to 18% of whites. 

The resulting poor nutrition, combined with the other social determinants of health, means that our African-American neighbors have the highest rate of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity in Oregon.

What We Do

12 grandmothers involved have prepared four monthly meals for 30 to 40 participants at a time.

In addition to delivering the food they make along with a bag of fresh produce grown by farmers of color to the participants throughout the community, the program brings everyone together virtually to partake of the food while sharing recipes and tips.

Read more about our work with Grandma’s Hands at Civil Eats

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