HEAL Food Alliance

School of Political Leadership

2019-2020 Cohort

Allison DeHonney

Chief Executive Officer
Urban Fruits & Veggies

I have several years of corporate leadership & entrepreneurial experience and am excited to add professional advocacy training!

As a CEO of an urban agriculture business, the work that we do has a direct impact on low income and economically disadvantaged communities struggling with a lack of access to healthy food options and food insecurity. We work diligently to make substantive changes in people’s lives with respect to their food options that directly affect their health outcomes. Being knowledgeable in advocacy work is important to continue to be effective in my community. I look forward to working with SoPL to gain such knowledge for the benefit of the communities that we serve.

Allison on what SoPL means to her

About Allison

Allison DeHonney, MBA, has 20 years of professional service in key areas of Executive leadership, Project Management and Business Development. She has spearheaded four business endeavors; the latest of which is Urban Fruits & Veggies LLC. & Buffalo Go Green Inc. which is a non-profit organization.

Urban Fruits & Veggies (UFV) has been in operation for four years and is involved in several projects throughout the city of Buffalo. UFV has an urban farm with two locations, a mobile produce market that services food deserts and underserved communities by bringing access to healthy fruits and vegetables and nutrition education. UFV sells at local farmers markets weekly from June to October, has a corporate wellness division where it embeds its services into local companies and universities, corporate wellness programs, and programming for elementary and high school students where it teaches nutrition education and farming.