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4 Ways to Disrupt the Status Quo this International Workers Day

As the largest source of employment in the United States, our food system can and should center the health, safety and economic well-being of us all — especially the 21.5 million working people that cultivate, process, distribute, cook and serve our food. Unfortunately, alongside being the biggest, this system is also the most exploitative. Over […]

Urban Tilth Has Big Dreams for Community Health: Reflections on SoPL Session 3

By Marco Lemus, Food is Medicine Project Manager at Urban Tilth and member of the SoPL “Rooted in Richmond Food Justice” team Last month, the HEAL Food Alliance brought together our School of Political Leadership (SoPL) cohort for a dynamic session on Power Analysis & Campaign Strategy Development facilitated by HEAL’s Campaigns Director Jose Oliva. […]

9 Farmworker Organizations to Support on this Cesar Chavez Day

By Zeenab Aneez, Communications Manager, HEAL Food Alliance We’re coming to the end of National Farmworker Awareness Week 2022 but cultivating food is a year round practice. Farm workers were out in the fields through the pandemic, and will continue to grow and harvest the food we all eat through extreme weather events and political […]

Meet the 2022 HEAL School of Political Leadership (SoPL) Cohort!

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2022 Contact: Alicia Mercedes,; Neshani Jani, 12 Leaders Join Majority BIPOC Political Leadership Cohort to Develop Food and Farm Justice Campaigns HEAL Food Alliance’s School of Political Leadership brings together food and farm justice leaders from across the country to develop a blueprint for inclusive, community-based food and […]

A New World Is Here: HEAL’s 2021 Year in Review

 Download our 2021 Year in Review Our existence is an act of resistance. In a world that tries to divide us, and tell us that our success is dependent on someone else’s oppression, uniting for our collective liberation is a radical act. At HEAL, we know that our struggles are interlinked: that the pathway to […]

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 […]
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The Climate Crisis is here: Frontline communities need your support

In the last month alone, we bore witness to two climate disasters — wildfires burned through over 2 million acres in the West Coast, while Hurricane Ida brought historical levels of flooding to the East Coast, decimating homes and communities. In California, where the fires raged just as harvest season was in full swing, farmworkers […]

Food Workers are Essential Workers and Deserve to be Safe at Work!

By Jose Oliva, Campaigns Director, HEAL Food Alliance Last month, the HEAL Food Alliance co-organized with workers and safety advocates around the country for a National Day of Action, calling on President Biden to expand COVID-19 safety protections to essential workers across all industries. In early June, the Biden administration issued an Emergency Temporary Standard […]