All posts of HEAL Staff

HEAL Statement of Opposition to Genocide

HEAL Statement of Opposition to Genocide HEAL is rooted in the understanding that stolen land, genocide, and the forced removal of peoples from their land is the foundation of today’s destructive U.S. food system. What we are witnessing in Palestine is a genocide that mirrors the brutal occupation of what is now the United States. […]

Read HEAL’s 2023 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report!

Download HEAL’s 2023 Rapid Response Fund Report   Amidst the chaos of 2020, HEAL Food Alliance piloted a Rapid Response Fund, to support members addressing urgent needs in their communities. Since we established the fund three years ago, we’ve seen a huge impact: to date, HEAL has distributed $122,000 to 15 of our member organizations […]

Climate Resilience: HEAL’s Summer Update

Welcome to the HEAL Food Alliance quarterly newsletter! To stay up to date on what’s happening in the food and farm justice movement, subscribe now » As we soak up the final weeks of summer, we are reflecting on the super bloom of our alliance’s collective work – from building climate resilience in our communities […]

Advocacy & Action: Reflections on our Final SoPL Session!

By Mina Seck, Community Food Manager, SPROUT NOLA, and Member of the “A Greener New Orleans” SoPL team I’m extremely lucky to be a part of the A Greener New Orleans campaign, a coalition of growers, food access advocates, policy advisors, and community members who are advocating for a policy platform in New Orleans that […]

It’s time to center climate justice and real climate solutions in the Farm Bill!

By: Ashley Fent, Campaigns Researcher and Navina Khanna, Executive Director Real solutions to the climate crisis already exist – on fields and farms, in communities, grassroots organizations, and in agricultural collectives. Currently, the Farm Bill props up industrial agricultural practices and corporations that wreak havoc on our ecosystems while polluting our air, water and food, […]

It’s time to address food insecurity in the Farm Bill!

By: Eloni Porcher, Communications Manager Community care is ensuring every person has access to sustainable, nourishing food they can afford.  Nutrition in the US is most often decided, not by personal or individual choice, but by where you live, what you do, and what you can afford to buy. And for communities of color, food […]

It’s time to invest in communities and break up corporate power in the Farm Bill!

By: Celize Christy, Organizer, HEAL Food Alliance Corporate agribusinesses, through consolidation, have amassed massive power over food production lines, controlling each step from “farm to fork.”  Before I joined the HEAL Food Alliance as an Organizer, I supported beginning farmers and livestock producers in the Midwestern “corn belt,” a region dominated by commodity farming and […]