Share your ideas and stories
It will take all of us to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and the disparities surrounding them. Over the past several months, the Biden-Harris Administration has heard ideas and stories from all Americans on how to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities. We heard from anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, the health care community, and local, state, territory, and Tribal governments. We also heard from those who’ve experienced the impact of hunger, heart disease, or hypertension first-hand. We welcome you to continue sharing your ideas and experiences to help inform a national strategy that will be announced at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022.
Regional Listening Sessions:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the listening sessions below. The sessions are now closed.
- South: June 1, 2022, 9am-11am MDT/10am-12pm CDT/11am-1pm EDT*
- Midwest & Mountains: June 3, 2022, 11am-1pm MDT/12pm-2pm CDT/1pm-3pm EDT*
- Northeast, MidAtlantic, Puerto Rico, & Virgin Islands: June 7, 2022, 10am-12pm EDT*
- West Coast & Pacific: June 9, 3pm-5pm PDT*
- Spanish-only (all regions): June 13, 2022, 1pm-3pm EDT
- All regions: June 15, 2022, 3pm-5pm EDT*
If you were not able to participate in one of these listening sessions, you can still share ideas and stories below.
Are you interested in leading a conversation? We consider each of you to be a partner in this work, so we invite you to host your own convening. For example, a local food policy council can host a convening with its members, a community-based organization can host a convening with its volunteers, or a Member of Congress can host a convening with his/her constituents. We encourage you to engage people who have experience with hunger and/or diet-related disease.
We created a toolkit to help you host your convening. The toolkit provides instructions for submitting the collective input from your discussion. All of the input provided by July 15 will directly inform the national strategy to be released at the Conference. We encourage partners to continue submitting ideas past July 15 as well. You can email feedback from your convening to WHHungerHealth@hhs.gov with the subject title: Partner-led Convening Information
We want to hear about your convenings!
To help spread the word and connect people to partner-led convenings, we will post information that you share with us so that others can join. To get your convening posted to our website, please follow these instructions exactly:
- Send an email to WHHungerHealth@hhs.gov with the subject title: Partner-led Convening Information
- In your email, provide the following information in the following format:
- Name of Organization(s):
- Date & Time:
- Hyperlink (please provide a URL for more information about the convening, including registration):
Share Your Written Ideas and Stories
We want to hear your stories and experiences with hunger and/or diet-related diseases. As with the partner-led convenings, all input received by July 15 will be considered for the national strategy. However, we still want to hear from you and continue to encourage you to submit ideas and stories using the form below.