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Recognizing that food is a common thread linking all 17 SDGs, given the interconnected economic, social, and environmental dimensions of food systems, the dialogue aims to identify the challenges of accessing food for homeless persons. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), nearly 600,000 individuals are without their own place to stay on any given night. In addition, millions more experience homelessness when factoring in families with children living with friends and relatives. Basic needs of homeless persons are met with significant challenges, including access to food that further marginalize their experiences for long-term food insecurity.
This virtual consultative forum aims to foster dialogue through an inclusive stakeholder approach to examine the relationship between homeless and food insecurity, and to highlight avenues of participation for local service providers and policy makers in identifying needs, challenges, and interventions to secure sustainable practices and policies.
The priority for the discussions will be on solutions and ideas for how national and local NGOs can work better with their communities, governments, the private sector and each other. Audience will have a chance to engage in the dialogue process by offering feedback, concerns, questions, etc. during and after the event, which will be compiled into a reference document that will be provided to all stakeholders. The information aims to be a tool that organizations can use and reference in all stages of their work to increase the positive impact they have on empowering communities and individuals to help achieve food security.