Food culture provides a sense of identity for communities and residents. This identity facilitates common understandings, traditions, and values, All central to the identification of plans of action to improve well-being and community. Culture contributes to building a sense of local identity and solidarity. This conversation will focus on building community connections that will engage participates to think about working together to create a more successful shared future. And it all starts with food, a basic need that is essential to life itself. We hope to create ongoing conversations and plant the seed of the importance of conversation, community and culture through our shared experience of eating food!