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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, neshani@healfoodalliance.org Erin Jensen (Friends of the Earth) 202-222-0722, ejensen@foe.org 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 […]
Real Meals Campaign

#RealMeals: Black Family Farmers Speak Truth about Big Food

By Kristen Strader, Real Meals Campaign Coordinator HEAL’s Real Meals Campaign released a new video featuring Baba Philip and Mama Dorathy Barker of Operation Spring Plant showing us how Big Food’s economic model leaves small farmers like them behind. Big Food’s business model is a threat to all of us, with communities of color typically hurt first […]
ICE Statement HEAL Food Alliance

Defending Immigrant Workers Means Defending Us All

A joint statement by food, farm & labor organizations Date: 8/7/2019 ICE officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants on August 7, arresting 680 mostly Latin-American workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in over ten years. The raids happened just as Donald Trump was arriving at El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latinx city where […]

100,000+  People Demand a Green New Deal that Transforms Our Food System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2019 Citizen Petition Identifies Four Food System Policy Principles and Priorities that the Green New Deal Should Follow WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, eight environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy organizations delivered a petition—signed by more than 100,000 people—to Congress. The petition champions solutions to urgent food and agriculture issues […]

This Happened! 3rd Annual HEAL Summit & 10th Annual FCWA Summit

By Neshani Jani, Communications Director & Zeenab Aneez, Communications & Development Associate A few weeks ago, under the gorgeous blue skies and billowing clouds of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HEAL Food Alliance and the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) joined forces for our first ever joint Summit! Our annual summits have become strong traditions for […]

Black History Month Food and Farming Resource List: Week 4

This Black History Month we took a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’ve been putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward in our fight for food […]

Black History Month Food and Farm Justice resource list: Week 3

This Black History Month we’re taking a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’ve been putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward. Read about about the history of African […]

Black History Month Food and Farm Justice resource list: Week 2

(Feature photo credit: NPR) It’s Black History Month and we’re taking a few moments to learn more about Black History in relation to food, farming and food justice. We’re putting together a weekly list of resources—books, articles, reports, interviews and talks—that cover a range of issues that we need to think about as we move forward. Read about about […]
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