Communities #167 offers a feast of articles on “Food and Community” for readers of every dietary preference. Food and community are both at the core of our experience as human beings. Food brings us together and helps us understand and define who we are in groups. It highlights our interdependence and brings up core issues such as how we make decisions, how we relate to one another and the earth, and how we balance individual and collective needs and preferences. Our authors share stories and explore issues from locavoracity to global consciousness.