Archives of COVID-19

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Impact Report

In 2020, during the height of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it became very apparent that the consolidated food system was simply unable to meet the needs of our communities. Meanwhile, HEAL members were on the ground, rooting in relationships and responding to the failures of the system through mutual aid and more. Our communities are […]

120+ Organizations Target Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

For immediate release: Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections Little Rock, AR – July 6, 2020 — More than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company address the rising number of COVID-19 […]
Covid-19 stimulus package

Invest in food workers, farmers and local communities first: Our response to Congress’ COVID-19 aid package

Yesterday, the Senate approved a COVID-19 stimulus package—the largest aid package in modern American history. Out of the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, merely $9.5 billion is allocated to agriculture provisions. The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp (CCC) is set to receive an additional $14 billion boost in funding authorization that would allow them to provide […]