NGA was pleased to have the opportunity to provide comments and commitments for the White House Conference pillars. NGA supports efforts to end hunger and increase healthy eating by 2030 and independent retailers are critical partners in achieving those goals.

Independent retailers are a key partner on the path to ending hunger and supporting heathy diets. Retailers are community economic hubs, and they have the opportunity to become community health hubs moving forward. Our members care deeply about their communities and as such have worked hard to increase access to food and healthy food options for their customers. Below we will share five recommendations on three of the conference pillars and stories of innovation in the nutrition and hunger food retail.