Nikki Henderson is the Executive Director of People's Grocery in West Oakland, CA, and has spent the last 10 years in service to the economic development, health and nutrition, and education fields. Before joining the team at People's Grocery, she worked in the Executive Offices of Green for All and Slow Food USA.
- Developed a successful case study at Highland Hospital called "Bite to Balance," in which 15 families with children at risk of diet-related disease received free weekly produce bags and monthly nutrition education.
- Launched an eldership development program in which residents can launch and receive assistance with their own food projects and enterprises.
- Led innovative urban agriculture projects that have been hubs of community celebration for a decade.
- ELLE Gold Awardee
- People's Grocery Black Urban Farmer and Gardener Award
- "The Food Newtorks: People's Grocery" - Paper Magazine, May 2012
- "Power People: Crowd funding fires up local solar projects." - Grist, April 2012
- "Oakland pediatric obesity program added groceries" - San Francisco Chronicle, February 2012
- "Edible Education 103: Food, Race, and Labor" - Lecture at UC Berkeley
- "The Black Power and Farmworker Movements" - TEDxFruitvale, October 2011