At Heirloom LA, we believe healthy eating is a right, not a privilege. Everyone, in our view, should know what’s in their food and who grows and raises it, and to have convenient access to fresh produce and whole grain food. We are committed to supporting small, local organic farms and promoting education and welfare around this work.
ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Far too often youth aging out of the foster care system end up homeless or incarcerated. The Alliance for Children’s Rights works on behalf of these youth to help provide a bridge for a different future. Our entire staff has been trained by The Alliance to be a mentor to this population so that we can offer employment and coaching to several youth at a given time in an effort to assist in their success.
SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
As public schools struggle in Los Angeles, music programs have been slashed and students miss out on the valuable opportunity to learn the joys and discipline that music brings. Silverlake Conservatory of Music has ushered in a dynamic music program for LA youth, and grant scholarships and instruments for those in need. Anyone is invited to attend recitals thereby creating an enriching experience for the community.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
Among many other attributes, the Environmental Working Group annually highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally raised fruits and vegetables to help you shop smart as they expose the food industry’s biggest offenders. We endorse their original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment.
People with developmental disabilities are among the most marginalized of our society. Ability First in Pasadena works to bring a broad range of programs to this population so that they experience more opportunities to make choices and feel valued as we move to build a culture of inclusion.
GARDEN SCHOOL FOUNDATION
To hear a child ask to go pick some kale to snack on while the science of soil is being discussed will make a believer out of anyone that garden based curriculum should be incorporated into all schools. However, these edible classrooms rely on the steadfast commitment of volunteers and donations to exist. We support Garden School Foundation which operates these programs in low-income areas throughout Los Angeles.
JUST LABEL IT
Genetically engineered foods enter the U.S. food system in staggering quantities, yet our country doesn’t require their labeling. Just Label It is a national coalition dedicated to mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. We stand behind this campaign to give consumers the right to know what’s in their food so we can all make informed choices about what we eat and feed our families.