Two African Women In Traditional Dresses Cleaning Up An Extremely Weedy Maize Field

About GFDI

The Global Food and Drink Initiative (GFDI) is a multimedia non-profit dedicated to telling stories that share and preserve the history and culture of the African diaspora.

Expanding the impact that started with our flagship publication, Cuisine Noir, GFDI is expanding important narratives during a time when authenticity and a celebration of one’s roots and diverse culture matter more than ever.

What We do

Serving Communities

A great story is rooted in the communities in which we live and work and making sure it is told for generations to follow is at the heart of what we do.


GFDI is also a connector of communities serving as a resource for information, education and health and well-being programming.

Supporting Small Businesses

We’ve always been a champion for Black entrepreneurs and small business owners trailblazing their own paths and sharing their passion with others in the process.

No matter where you are in your business, we’ll be right there with important programs and resources to help you tell your story, build a legacy business and create generational wealth. 

Supporting Our Work

Soon you will be able to directly support the work we are doing that started with one publication in 2009 and now is expanding
these important narratives through our service to communities, support of small businesses and championing diversity
and inclusion conversations in the food, drink and travel industries.

The Global Food and Drink Initiative is 501(c)(3) pending.

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