This Portland Bar Is Hosting a 'Reparations Happy Hour' Where POC Drink for Free

While there is cash handed out to attendees, organizer Cameron Whitten says that the distribution of money isn't really the point.
Jelisa Castrodale
Best of 2017

2017 Was a Very Good Year for Food Activism

Even if the year itself wasn't too great.
Munchies Staff

How to Fuel a Revolution

The author of 'Feed the Resistance' talks about community, activism, and cooking.
Julia Turshen
Fast Food Week

Meet the Activist Creating Fast Food Jobs for Trans People

“I spent 50 years being the overachieving macho male business person.”
Eva Verbeeck and Robert Carr

Five Conversations with the Crew from Appetite for Change

A viral music video is just the start for this Minneapolis-based youth activism group that's taking on one of America's worst food deserts.
Hilary Pollack
food in prison

Immigrant Detainees Are Staging a Hunger Strike in Washington

The detainees, many of them facing deportation, claim that the food at Northwest Detention Center is meager and nearly inedible.
Tom Perkins
restaurant industry

Chef Edward Lee Wants to Solve the Nation’s Line Cook Shortage

Young people admitted to the chef's new educational initiative go through a paid program designed to teach vocational skills by working every single job in his restaurants.
Natalie B. Compton

This Cleveland Ice Cream Shop Is Taking a Stand Against Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

“I try to keep that humanizing conversation going," says Helen Quin of Mason's Creamery. "And it works, because people are usually more pleasant with ice cream.”
VICE Staff

Why Reinventing Hospital Food Isn't as Easy as It Sounds

For many years, Joshna Maharaj has set her sights on improving “institutional foods,” the typically dreary menus of hospitals, prisons, and schools. But her journey has not been without its share of challenges.
Gigen Mammoser

Rapper HEEMS on Punjabi Cuisine and the Importance of Activism

Read the full interview from our latest episode of ‘MUNCHIES: The Podcast’, in which editor-in-chief Helen Hollyman speaks to rapper HEEMS about life as a young Punjabi-American, Punjabi cuisine, and the importance of activism.
Munchies Staff
Race and Health

The New Food Movement Has a Problem with Race

Natasha Bowens—farmer, activist, and author of <i>The Color of Food</i>—sees something missing in our new local, farm-to-table food culture: people of color.
Lauren Rothman

Dumplings Are Vital to Toronto's Tibetan Youths

When it comes to connecting with their home-away-from-home, Toronto's Canadian-Tibetan community share memories over a hot plate of delicious momos.
Daniel Barna