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HEAL Food Alliance Shows Up Big in DC for a Transformative Farm Bill

By Eloni Porcher, Communications Manager at HEAL Food Alliance Food is our most intimate and powerful connection to each other, our cultures, and the Earth. How we produce, process, and consume food has a bigger impact on our wellbeing than any other human activity.  That’s why, earlier this month, HEAL members joined over 500 farmers […]

HEAL Releases New School of Political Leadership Alumni Report

When we first conceived of HEAL, we recognized the enormity of the task ahead: our current food and agriculture systems are controlled by a handful of powerful corporations whose ethos of extraction and exploitation is rooted in a history of chattel slavery and genocide. By design, the very laws that established the United States excluded […]

12 Grassroots Leaders Join Political Leadership Cohort to Develop Food and Farm Advocacy Campaigns

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2023 Contact: Shane Tan (; Neshani Jani ( 12 Grassroots Leaders Join Political Leadership Cohort to Develop Food and Farm Advocacy Campaigns HEAL Food Alliance’s School of Political Leadership provides grassroots leaders across the food justice movement a campaign incubator and movement-building support. NATIONAL (February 22, 2023) — Today, the […]

Moving Forward, Looking Back: HEAL’s 2022 Year in Review

 Download HEAL’s 2022 Year in Review The principle of “moving forward, looking back” is embodied in the Akan concept of “Sankofa”. Symbolized by a bird who is walking one way as its head and neck are turned backwards, Sankofa is relevant to our current moment.  This year, HEAL turned 5! As we move forward, we […]
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Together We Thrive: HEAL’s 2022 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report

 Download HEAL’s 2022 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report   In the chaos of 2020, HEAL piloted a Rapid Response Fund, knowing that our members were directing resources towards urgent needs in their communities. In that first year, HEAL raised and distributed $40,000 across 10 member organizations. At the end of 2021 we did it again, […]

Applications are open for HEAL’s School of Political Leadership!

The HEAL Food Alliance is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2023 cohort of HEAL’s School of Political Leadership (SoPL)! Now in its 5th year, SoPL is a six-month long, virtual leadership program that equips frontline, majority Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color leaders working to create more democratic food and […]
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Climate Resistance: 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 » August 2022 We’ve witnessed the urgency of the climate crisis firsthand this summer— from the wildfires in California and western water crisis, to heat stress burdening working people. In […]

Farmers: have you faced bank discrimination? We want to hear from you!

Are you a farmer that has experienced discrimination while trying to get a loan from a bank? Do you have a story to share?  Help us end discrimination in agricultural lending by sharing your story. We are looking for both written and verbal stories, and you can remain anonymous if you choose. The HEAL Food […]

HEAL Food Alliance grants $52K to organizations on the frontlines of the fight for food justice

Press Release: For Immediate Release Contact: Neshani Jani, HEAL Food Alliance grants $52K to organizations on the frontlines of the fight for food justice Oakland, CA – As the pandemic, global calamities, inflation, and climate chaos continue to threaten food security, our environment, and working people’s safety – especially in communities of color – […]

Interdependence & Solidarity: HEAL’s Statement on the Recent SCOTUS Decisions

By Navina Khanna, Executive Director, HEAL Food Alliance The slew of recent SCOTUS decisions – that grant more rights to guns than people with uteri, that exempt power plants from regulation, strip tribal Nations of their sovereignty, and protect police over people – are a sobering reminder that the systems that govern us were never […]