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Bunches of change! Chef Jose Andres shared this selfie. Will you share yours? Our partnership with Naked Juice is back! Last summer we teamed up with Naked Juice on a campaign to raise both awareness of food deserts – and funding to fight them. Now we’re at it again: Naked Juice has pledged $10 to […] Read More


Through this program 500 pediatric patients and their families in Los Angeles will receive prescriptions for produce that they can redeem at Target and local farmers markets.  Bridgeport, CT – June 28, 2016 – Big news: Wholesome Wave has been awarded two grants from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for a total of $1.2 million, to launch […] Read More

Pictured with a stack of SNAP Up! coupons, Jeffrey Perez's family owns the C-Town on Wethersfield Ave in the South End of Hartford.

Pictured with a stack of SNAP Up! coupons, Jeffrey Perez's family owns the C-Town on Wethersfield Ave in the South End of Hartford. Wednesday, June 8 -- Today, in the announcement of the second round of funding for the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Program, USDA awarded national nonprofit Wholesome Wave approximately $500,000 to increase […] Read More


Photo Credit: Destination 360 Illinois State Capitol Chefs Rick Bayless, Jason Hammel, Paul Kahan and Matthias Merges have just joined Wholesome Wave CEO Chef Michel Nischan in announcing support for an innovative Illinois bill making its way through the state legislature. HB 6027 would create a $1M Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund for “double-value coupons” which match the […] Read More


In 2010, Wholesome Wave launched our first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Programs in Maine and Massachusetts, based on the simple idea that doctors could prescribe produce to patients—rather than wait and prescribe medicine after they’re sick. Just 6 years later, after successful implementation across 10 states, we’ve released a 100+ page toolkit to help other organizations […] Read More


You’ve heard about our Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program. Now you can see it in action: The concept is simple: Instead of prescribing medication to people sickened with diet-related disease, we work with healthcare providers to literally write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables, which patients redeem at farmers markets. Since we launched this program in […] Read More


To the long list of reasons to have Chef Michel Nischan as your CEO, add this one: he and his friends can cook. We tapped that talent at our inaugural benefit dinner in midtown Manhattan on April 20th, with courses by Chef Nischan, Seamus Mullen, Carmen Quagliata, Tyler Florence & Jacques Torres. Over 200 guests […] Read More

Ode to Jacques Pépin


By: Michel Nischan Jacques Pépin was my mentor long before we ever met. When I was 19, working in kitchens in Illinois in the late 1970s was a challenge for me. I had learned how to cook from my mother, and from working my grandfather’s farm. I could butcher, pickle, can, cure, roast, fry – […] Read More


Respected publishing-industry veteran Ed Kelly joined Wholesome Wave in April as our first Chief Expansion Officer (CXO), overseeing the communications and development teams, as well as new business development opportunities. Kelly will apply his impressive track record of building, growing and revitalizing brands to the Wholesome Wave network. By drawing on his deep relationships and […] Read More


The stars at night are big and bright—deep in the heart of Texas! So go the lyrics to that old country song—and so went our March bbq bash in the magical Texas town of Luck. The stars indeed shone brightly – complete with a “Pot Luck” by star chefs Dean Fearing, Scott Conant, Michael Chiarello, […] Read More

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