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2022 Iowa Hunger Summit

Join us virtually on Thursday, September 1, 2022, for the Iowa Hunger Summit. The theme of this year's Summit is Our Paths to Zero. The Summit will focus on charting a course to overcoming hunger with a focus on our collective health.
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Full Schedule

10:00 a.m.  

State of Iowa Hunger & Health - What food pathway are we on? 
Speakers:

 


Mike Naig
Secretary
Iowa Department of Agriculture


Kelly Garcia
Director
Iowa Department of Public Health

Brent Johnson
President
Iowa Farm Bureau
10:30 a.m.  

Hunger Summit: Future - Past 
Speakers:


Kyle Poorman
Director, Iowa Hunger Summit
World Food Prize Foundation


Barbara Stinson
President
World Food Prize Foundation


Kate Levasseur
Archivist
World Food Prize Foundation
11:00 a.m.  

Banking on the future: The future of emergency food aid
Speakers:

 


Michelle Book
President & CEO
Food Bank of Iowa


Di Daniels
Facilitator
SALUD-Multicultural Health Coalition of Storm Lake

Melanie Fierke
Executive Director
The Lord's Cupboard Community Pantry 

Pastor Dwayne Hodges
Pastor
Redeemed Voices Worship Center

Krystal Kabela
Food Bank Program Manager
CommUnity Crisis Services

Pete Pazour
Pantry Services Supervisor
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

 

12:00 p.m.  

Can you hear us in Washington? Takeaways from our White House Conference on Hunger Listening Session 
Speakers:

     


Jon Wogman
Senior Program Manager, Global Youth Programs & Partnerships


Kyle Poorman
Director, Iowa Hunger Summit
     

Austin Castillo-Leovan
Program Coordinator, Global Youth Programs
 

Abigail Turner
Program Coordinator, Global Youth Programs
12:30 p.m.  

Greening food deserts
Speakers:

Alana Rhone
Agricultural Economist
USDA Economic Research Service

1:00 p.m.  

Breaking down inequality: Poverty alleviation
Speakers:


Meghan Curran
Policy Director
Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University
1:30 p.m.  

Disrupting the legacy of redlining in Des Moines
Speakers:

Yasamin Shaker
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Utah

Kendyl Larson
Director of Research and Planning
Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Kyle Poorman
Director, Iowa Hunger Summit
World Food Prize Foundation
2:00 p.m.  

Paths to zero: FRAC roundup
Speakers:


Luis Guardia
President
Food Research and Action Center


Sherry Brennan
Member, Board of Directors
Food Research and Action Center

 

Virtual Workshops

Virtual workshops will occur from Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2, 2022. This schedule will enable partners from Iowa and across the United States to host workshops that will inform and enhance the Summit. 

Partner workshops provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in in-depth conversations on initiatives working to comprehensively address food security locally and around the world. We will focus on building a roadmap to zero hunger and greatly reducing non-communicable food-related disease. The goal of the partner workshops is to share tangible tools and action items to further engage with Iowa’s unique communities.

Interested in hosting a workshop to help us achieve food security for all? Click below to submit your application!

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