The Pantry’s purpose has always been to bring neighbors together and create a shared community around the dinner table. But there are some conversations that just won’t happen without conscious intention. Our Community Conversation dinner is a collaboration with Marcy Bowers, the Advocacy Director at Solid Ground, an organization that works to end poverty and undo the root causes of poverty in Washington state. Over a multi-course family-style meal, we will all practice active listening, learning, and sharing stories about the tender topic of poverty. We can’t promise it will always be comfortable, but we’ll do our best to make it joyful — and delicious.