This September, for the first time in 50 years, I'll be convening the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. We'll bring together anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, local and state governments, tribal and territory communities, to lay out our plan to combat hunger and improve nutrition for every American. It really matters. Too many families don't know where they're going to get their next meal. There are too many empty chairs around the kitchen table because a loved one was taken by heart disease, diabetes, or other diet-oriented diseases, which are some of the leading causes of death in our country. And the toll of these diseases are not distributed equally. It's higher in certain racial and ethnic groups, including Blacks and Hispanics and Native Americans, families with low incomes, and those living in rural areas. The COVID-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the need for urgent, sustained action. As more Americans experienced hunger, we saw diet-related diseases heighten the risk of severe COVID. This time, we make real change. I'm committed. I'm committed to taking bold steps that are going to help end hunger, and enable everyone -- everyone -- to have access to affordable, healthy food and safe places to be physically active. But you -- we can't do this alone. I want your ideas. So go to https://whitehouse.gov/hunger-health-conference to find out more about the conference and get involved. Together, let's build a healthier future for all Americans.