All month GOOD has been shining a light on the Farm Bill, the omnibus legislation that dictates food policy in the United States, and which will soon be up for debate in the House of Representatives. The bill only comes up for review every 5 years, which is why it is especially important for members of the public to now voice their support or concerns with the draft Farm Bill that will be debated.
In a time of deep economic uncertainty and concerns with our food system, interest is gaining around one of the oldest and most noble vocations. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Philomath, Oregon, these 21 young farmers are knee deep in local agriculture and despite the tremendous challenges of making a living farming, they're thrilled with their calling. Meet the newest crop of American farmers.
Last year GOOD announced a new series of events: GOOD Attacks!, our effort to drive real-world change by organizing people to do good and have fun at the same time. With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, we thought it was time for another GOOD Attacks! This time we’re attacking hunger in Los Angeles.
According to the nonprofit Feeding America, more than 17 percent of Angelenos are food insecure, meaning they don't have consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active life. So on April 22, we’re partnering with Food Forward, a nonprofit that harvests excess fruit and vegetables from gardens and fruit orchards, then donates them to local food banks.