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Students Demand Cafeteria Worker Protections During COVID-19: Here’s how you can join them!

Global Pandemic Highlights Systemic Flaws in the Food Service Industry; but students are fighting back! Kristen Strader, Real Meals Campaign Manager We are living through two global crises exacerbated by capitalism, racism, and industrial agriculture: climate chaos and COVID-19. These crises are unveiling what we already know—that our food system is flawed at the core, […]
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 […]

The People Providing Our Food Are Essential. We Must Treat Them That Way

We’re joining Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance(NAMA), National Family Farm Coalition(NFFC), Why Hunger, Farm Aid and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy(IATP)  in calling on Congress to ensure that their response to this pandemic prioritizes farmers, ranchers, fishers and food workers of color who are most burdened by the systemic inequities of our food system. […]

HEAL Food Alliance Announces Second School of Political Leadership (SoPL) Cohort 

Press Release: For Immediate Release Contact: Neshani Jani,, (510) 974-3771 HEAL Food Alliance Announces Second School of Political Leadership (SoPL) Cohort  Meet the 2019-2020 SoPL leaders working to transform our food and farm systems  OAKLAND, CA – November 7th, 2019 – Today the HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance announced the second cohort […]

Food Justice Activists Hold Rally & Deliver Over 100,000 Petition Signatures Urging Aramark to Transition to a More Just & Sustainable Food Supply Model

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contacts: Neshani Jani (HEAL Food Alliance), 510-974-3771, Erin Jensen (Friends of the Earth) 202-222-0722, Philadelphia, PA – October 21, 2019 – The Community Coalition for Real Meals, an intergenerational, multiracial group of farmers, fishers, ranchers, activists, students, and food workers, held a rally at Aramark headquarters and delivered […]

The People’s Presidential Forum: Organizing Power to Visionary Solutions

Last month, HEAL Director Navina Khanna attended the People’s Presidential Forum in Iowa. Here’s an insiders looks to what the Forum was all about. Written by Navina Khanna Last month, I accepted an invitation from Adam Mason of Iowa CCI Action to speak at the People’s Presidential Forum organized in collaboration with People’s Action. The […]