Community Dinner - The Design of Food Systems

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Good food, good people, and great conversations! We had a great time at our first OpenIDEO Atlanta Chapter event of the year. We hosted our signature Community Dinner event, where people gather over a meal to talk, share, and fellowship. This months topic: Food systems, which was quite fitting since we where chatting over shared pizza.

The goal of the dinner was to discuss food systems in Atlanta, from harvesting food from local farmers through reducing food waste and food insecurity, and everything in between. There were a few interesting topics that we heard throughout the night.

A great discussion about the differences and definitions between food deserts and food apartheid, and what each one represents.

We heard interesting discussions about embracing the source of your food vs. distancing yourself from the reality (i.e. eating food that resembles its natural shape, shrimp with the head still on).

A fun conversation about is the taste of food or the ambiance you have more important during your dining experience.

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s community dinner. We’re excited about the upcoming programs and events we have in store for our Food Systems series this year. You will find more information about our next workshop event at General Assembly on February 22 in the link below!

Also become a member on our OpenIDEO Atlanta Chapter page, where you can learn more about the cool work people are doing globally to solve today's problems. We are also on slack, click here to join.

Can't wait to see you at the next event.


OpenIDEO Atlanta Chapter


New Year, New Us, Same Heart.

Ever been curious about what happens to your food before it hits your plate, or how it’s grown, or why you choose which food to buy? Come join us as we get together to discuss the design of food systems over delicious pizza.


Tuesday, Jan 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


Varuni Napoli
1540 Monroe Drive Atlanta30324

Chapter Organizers