Good Food Dialogues

Led by Food Systems for the Future, Good Food Dialogues is driving national and international efforts to energize and empower communities around grassroots solutions to the domestic and global hunger crisis.

Good Food Dialogues, elevates the voices and perspectives of stakeholders of all backgrounds who believe in a multisector approach to equitably and sustainably addressing the hunger, nutrition, and diet-related disease needs of underserved and low-income communities and provides opportunities to participate in food systems change. 


Through Good Food Dialogues, people directly touched by hunger or working to improve local food systems are provided with opportunities to share their perspectives on and solutions for ending hunger, increasing nutrition outcomes and reducing diet-related diseases and inform policymakers ahead of major national and global food system efforts, like the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health; COP27, and the Farm Bill.

How to Participate

There are several ways for engaged citizens, those with lived experience, industry leaders, and other stakeholders to participate in Good Food Dialogues and contribute to a new national strategy to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease:

  1. Register for a virtual Good Food Dialogues Listening Session, hosted and moderated by Food Systems for the Future. Participants are invited to share their personal experiences either accessing or working to improve their local food systems and share their ideas for improving food access and affordability for all.
  2. Convene a Local Dialogue where friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and community members are invited to explore, debate, and discuss pathways for creating healthier, more equitable, and sustainable food systems. Before convening a Local Dialogue, familiarize yourself with the relevant roles involved (i.e. convener, curator, facilitator and participant) and explore existing Local Dialogues. Conveners are also provided with resources and tools to facilitate successful Local Dialogues – including $500 grants to help cover hosting costs.
  3. Contribute to Local Voices, a submission page where individuals and organizations are encouraged to post their successes addressing hunger and malnutrition; their stories on how hunger and malnutrition have affected their lives; and their solutions for ending hunger as a we know it.