The World Food Prize Foundation

2011 Iowa Hunger Summit

The Fifth Annual Iowa Hunger Summit took place on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The “Hunger Luncheon” featured a keynote address by Mr. Tom Arnold, CEO of Concern Worldwide. The Iowa Hunger Summit also included various panel discussions and breakout sessions.


8:30-8:45 a.m.  Opening remarks

8:45-9:30 a.m.  Two Sides of the Same Coin: Addressing the Dualities of Global Hunger and Obesity

Organized by 30 Project and the Global Food Banking Network

9:30-10:15 a.m.  The Challenges of Global Aging and Nutrition 

Organized by the Heartland Global Health Consortium

10:15-11:00 a.m.  Intersecting Food Assistance with Local Food Systems - Building Food Security and Health in Iowa

Organized by the Iowa Food Access & Health Work Group, Iowa Food Systems Council

11:00-11:45 a.m.  Social Innovation 

Organized by Hormel Foods Corporation

12:00 p.m.  The Hunger Luncheon, featuring a keynote address by Mr. Tom Arnold,

CEO of Concern Worldwide and meals used by Iowa-based organizations in hunger-relief efforts 
Organized by the World Food Prize, FBL Financial Group, Inc. and Iowa Farm Bureau

1:30-2:15 p.m.  Breakout Sessions and Interactive Workshops

  • Iowa National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team Promotes Improved Food Production Practices in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
    Organized by U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Neil A. Stockfleth
  • Growing a Community Food System 
    Organized by Dr. Michael Hamm, C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University
  •  Understanding Food Insecurity Among Latino Immigrant Families in Iowa 
    Organized by Dr. Kimberly Greder, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Iowa State University
  •  How to Deal with Cultural Differences in Setting Up Feeding and Farming Programs in Africa Organized by Dr. James Blessman, President and Founder, Blessman Ministries
  •  Advocacy and Using Your Voice! 
    Organized by Libby Crimmings, Regional Field Director-Midwest, The ONE Campaign 


2:30-3:30 p.m.  Reception with former World Food Prize Laureates 

Open to all Iowa Hunger Summit Participants



  • Nearly $12.1 MILLION was donated.
  • Over 12.8 MILLION pounds of food were distributed.
  • 520,000 HOURS were volunteered.
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