GRIA Food Co. is a U.S.-based food company dedicated to bringing premium snacks from the continent of Africa straight to customers around the world. "GRIA" stands for Grown in Africa - a tribute to the hard-working producers we source from across the continent.
GRIA was founded by Joshua Reed-Diawuoh in 2019. The son of parents who instilled in him great pride in his Ghanaian heritage, Joshua made his first trip back to Ghana in 2011 while he was in college. Joshua fell in love with a country that he had only known through books, pictures, stories, and through food.
His early career brought him back to Ghana, where he helped the Ghanaian government draw new local investment in the agriculture sector. It was during this time that Joshua dedicated himself to supporting agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa and founding his own food company. GRIA took root over years of trips to Ghana to visit family and to learn more about the agriculture sector.
Our mission at GRIA is to source only the highest quality produce from our partners in West Africa, support agricultural development in the regions we source from, and offer our customers a range of exciting snack flavors.
We're starting our brand with a line of cashew snacks sourced from Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso. All of our cashews are sourced Fairtrade and are shelled, peeled and roasted in the countries of origin, helping contribute to the local food economy.