Candidates' Food Forum

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1111 North Capitol Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20543

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The Candidates' Food Forum will bring together candidates for city-wide Council seats to share their ideas and positions on DC food system issues. Candidates will answer questions about food justice and health equity; school food and nutrition; urban agriculture; economic development and more.

Join us on May 15th to make sure our candidates for the DC Council know how much food matters to you.

Council Chair

Ed Lazere

Phil Mendelson

Council At-large

Anita Bonds

Marcus Goodwin

Aaron Holmes

Jeremiah Lowery

Dionne Reeder

Elissa Silverman

(This list will be updated as candidates confirm their participation)

Doors will open at 6PM.

Join us as an event volunteer! Would you like to volunteer at the event? We have a limited number of volunteer opportunities so sign up early. We are grateful for your support. Details and sign-up here.


What is a candidates' forum?

A candidates' forum lets residents learn more about candidate's positions on certain issues important to the community, in this case food. All candidates will be given equal opportunity to respond to questions.

This forum is a non-lobbying and non-electioneering event. Please do not wear or bring anything into the venue that specifies support for any particular candidate.

Am I guaranteed a seat?

The event will run from 6:30PM until 8:30PM. We encourage attendees to arrive early (doors open at 6PM), as your seat will be reserved only until 6:15PM at which point we will open up seats for walk-ins. If tickets are sold-out, don't worry! The event will be livestreamed. You can follow the livestream on Twitter: @dc_greens @foodandfriends @MarthasTableOrg

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, IDs are not required and anyone is welcome to attend.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

NPR is located nearby to the Red line Union Station and NoMa/Galludet University stops of the Metro as well as several bus lines (D6, D8, P6, X1, X2, X8, X9, 80, 96, Circulator). We strongly encourage the use of public transportation as parking near NPR is limited.

Can I bring food and drinks with me into the event?

No outside food or drink are allowed at the venue. Please have a snack before you come.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact with any questions.

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