Food Heroes

13 Organizations That Need Your Help to Feed Explosion Victims in Beirut

13 groups and organizations, where people can donate to, working to feed and provide other forms of aid to people affected by the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon.

Through FarmLink Michigan Farmers Sell Directly to Households

The food hub West Michigan FarmLink is connecting small farmers with households in need of fresh, nutritious food.

Indiana Restaurant Transforms Model to Help Workers and Feed Community

La Scala Italian Restaurant switched from a World Central Kitchen model into a CSA program to support the community.

15 Inspiring Quotes and Questions to Guide the Food System Forward 

What does the future of the food system look like? How do we get there? These questions and quotes from food system leaders help shine a light on the road ahead for farmers, advocates, journalists, chefs, agricultural workers, business owners, grocery store employees, scientists, entrepreneurs, and eaters.

Danielle Nierenberg Named 2020 Julia Child Award Recipient by the Julia Child Foundation

The ​Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts​ announced food system expert Danielle Nierenberg as the recipient of the sixth annual Julia Child Award. Nierenberg is being recognized for her work as a global thought leader on a mission to build a more equitable food system and as a champion for underrepresented voices in the industry.

Dr. Rattan Lal Awarded World Food Prize 2020

Dr. Rattan Lal, founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize.

New on the Podcast: Kari Hamerschlag on Advocating for Worker Protections and Healthier Climate-Friendly Food.

Kari Hamerschlag on investing in frontline food workers, regional food economies, and healthy, climate-friendly food.

24 LGBTQ+ Farms and Organizations Celebrating Community Through Food and Agriculture

The LGBTQ+ farmers and collectives on this running list are creating supportive spaces for themselves and other members of the queer community, keeping agricultural traditions alive, and honoring the land.

Watch: A Growing Culture’s Daylong Broadcast Celebrating Black Voices on Juneteenth

All the conversations are available to stream online. Presenters included Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, farmers Leah Penniman and Karen Washington, and more.

New on the Podcast: Baldemar Velasquez on Amplifying the Voices of Migrant Farmworkers

International leader in the farmworkers and immigrants’ rights movement, Baldemar Velasquez, discusses migrant workers and organizing for change