Archives of Member Dispatch

Corporate interests are taking over our oceans, but it may not be too late to stop them

Since 1995, the North Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), a fishermen led-organization has been organizing fishermen, crew, fishworkers and allies towards creating policy and market strategies that build healthy fisheries and fishing communities. They advocate for equitable seafood access, fair and dignified working conditions, and fleet diversity, and against the corporate takeover of our oceans — […]

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 […]