Archives of Member Dispatch

HOPE Collaborative is Bringing Food and Community to Oakland’s Residents

HEAL Member HOPE Collaborative was founded in 2011 when a group of folks from the Alameda County Public Health department and Oakland, CA residents came together to advocate for better food systems in the city. Today, they’re integral to the planning, decision-making and implementation of local food policy initiatives in Oakland, including the Good Food […]

CoFED is ushering in a QTBILPOC-led future for our food economies

This year marks 10 years since HEAL member CoFED has been working with young people across the country to build knowledge, inspire action and realize our shared dreams for a community controlled food system. CoFED has been a member of HEAL since early 2019, and this month, as we reflect on the fourth plank of […]

A decade of growing food, sharing knowledge and nurturing food ecosystems in Paso Del Norte

The second plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for Opportunity for All Producers. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance small-scale, community-centered producers in providing nutritious and culturally appropriate food to all communities. Here’s how the leadership and staff of La Semilla Food Center in Anthony, New Mexico has been adapting and […]