Mitchell Anderson, Restauranteur, Actor, Activist

Mitchell Anderson’s passion for food, community, and social justice has made him a force in the Atlanta community.

Mitchell’s first career was in Hollywood staring in Doogie Howser, MD; Party of Five; Jaws, The Revenge; and The Karen Carpenter Story. Currently you can catch him in the Emmy Award winning Amazon Prime digital series, After Forever, for which he received a 2019 Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Digital Series.

At age 40, Mitchell started his second career making fresh, healthy, creative food for the casual diner in Atlanta. His restaurants, MetroFresh and MetroFresh-Uptown, have become staples for the community interested in healthy seasonal fare that you’d want to eat every day. In fact his food has become so well loved that he self-published many of his most beloved recipes in a cookbook, Food and Thought, giving his patrons the tools to create these dishes at home.

One thing we love about Mitchell is how he brings our local and global stories together. He is, after all, a storyteller through and through. Whether he’s using his stage voice or his food, Mitchell works hard to give back to his local and global community.

To date MetroFresh has sponsored four DIG Gardens around the world raising over $20k for DIG. This year will be no exception. They will begin their annual campaign on November 1st, giving $1 for every quart of soup sold, and 100% of their Saturday soup sales to DIG until they reach their $5k goal.

What’s more their patrons have enthusiastically joined in on the efforts. Having grown accustomed to seeing the bright orange carrot hanging in the restaurant, tracking progress towards their DIG garden goal, many customers have personally given and some are now long-standing supporters of DIG.

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Help Plant Seeds That Reap Life

With your support we can grow our capacity to equip uniquely vulnerable families with the skills and experience to meet their own needs and improve their well-being through gardening.