Food Heroes

Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

Brighter Bites co-founders Lisa Helfman and Dr. Shreela Sharma provide fresh and healthy food options to families living far away from supermarkets.

24 Faith-Based Organizations Promoting Food Security

Faith-based organizations have historically contributed to humanitarian aid worldwide, many of them with a focus on alleviating hunger and promoting food security.

Restoring Native American Health with Indigenous Foods

Since 2014, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Chef Sean Sherman has championed returning to indigenous foods favored by Native Americans before colonization. An award-winning cookbook, chef training, a food truck and public dinners help to spread this message.

Five Ways You’re Responsible for Change in the Food System: Food Tank in L.A.

For these leaders in L.A., the trigger for change in the food system is not startups, corporations, or policies—it is a newly conscious and passionate general public refusing to accept the status quo.

Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

Leah Chase, Ambassador of Creole Food and Activism, Dies at 96

The world is mourning the loss of icon Leah Chase, who brightened her community in ways beyond serving up classic Creole cuisine.

YES!BAT Encourages Rice Farms to Use Bats Instead of Pesticide

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Young Earth Solutions winner in 2017 is using bats an integrated pest management system to replace or drastically reduce pesticide use in rice fields and to improve biodiversity and conservation management.

Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit 2019: Sparking Change

Find us speaking, judging, and hosting at Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit 2019, inspiring solutions for feeding the future.

14 African American Women Leading Change in the U.S. Food System

The number of African-American women-owned businesses increased by 164 percent from 2007 to 2018. Not only does this provide a huge boost to the economy, it can create jobs in local communities.

Private Compost Haulers are Emptying Landfills and Changing Minds – One Bucket at a Time

Using the market for good, private compost haulers are closing the waste cycle and educating cities along the way.