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
RESULTS FROM THE 2011 IOWA HUNGER SUMMIT:
- Nearly $12.1 MILLION was donated.
- Over 12.8 MILLION pounds of food were distributed.
- 520,000 HOURS were volunteered.