The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Iowa Hunger Summit

Laying the Foundation (10/13/2015 9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.)

President's Welcome: TranscriptSlides
Health and Global Change: Transcript - Slides
The State of Hunger in Iowa: Transcript - Slides

President's Welcome
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, welcomes participants to the 2015 Iowa Hunger Summit.

Health and Global Change
Dr.Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University

Iowans are experiencing human health effects of climate change, including those associated with extreme weather events, higher exposures to air and water pollutants, new infectious disease vectors and increased mental health challenges. Dr. Shah will discuss the health impacts on Iowans from climate change. Extreme events are increasing in frequency and...

The State of Hunger in Iowa
Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Ms. Lily French, Senior Policy Consultant, Iowa Policy Project
Ms. Liesl Eathington, Assistant Scientist, Iowa Community Indicators Program at Iowa State University

This panel session will provide a clear picture of who is hungry in Iowa today, why people in Iowa are food insecure and what is being done to confront hunger in Iowa. Following on the outstanding panel conversations of the 2014 Iowa Hunger Summit, "The State of Hunger in Iowa"...


Innovations & Collaborations against Hunger (10/13/2015 10:10am - 11:00am)

Building Hunger Networks: Transcript - Slides
Partnerships in Food Rescue: Transcript - Slides
Hunger, Nutrition & STEM: Transcript - Slides
Collaborations to Fight Hunger: Transcript - Slides

Building Hunger Networks
Mr. Matt Russell, Resilient Agriculture Coordinator, Drake University Agricultural Law Center

Highlighting the World Food Prize Iowa Hunger Directory

Partnerships in Food Rescue
Mr. David Ring, Community Relations Manager, Kwik Trip

Highlighting Kwik Trip's innovative Food Rescue program

Hunger, Nutrition & STEM
Mr. Greg Fripp, Founder and Executive Director, Whispering Roots

Highlighting the work of Whispering Roots

Collaborations to Fight Hunger
Dr. Evelyn Crayton, President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Organized by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Launch of the Vote to End Hunger Campaign (10/13/2015 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.)

Vote to End Hunger Campaign: Transcript - Slides

The launch of the Vote to End Hunger Campaign is organized by Bread for the World.

Launch of the Vote to End Hunger Campaign
Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
Ms. Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Feeding America
The Most Reverent Richard E. Pates, Bishop of Des Moines
Ms. Jamy Rentschler, Hunger Advocate, Results


Iowa Hunger Luncheon (10/13/2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Iowa Hunger Luncheon: Transcript - Slides

Iowa Hunger Luncheon
Mr. Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation Governor Terry E. Branstad Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award Presented to the Rev. Russell Melby Keynote Presentation: Beyond Seeds, Soil, and Tractors: Empowering a Food Secure World Mr. Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America The Iowa Hunger Luncheon keynote address will be delivered by Raymond Offenheiser,...


Breakout Sessions, Round One (10/13/2015 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Changing Habits: Food and Nutrition Education in Food Pantries

Organized by the Des Moines Area Religious Council

Feeding Everyone in Polk County- One Year Later

Organized by Urban Dreams and Polk County.

Sustainable Livestock Intensification for 2050
Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Lead Scientist, Outreach, Inc.
Mr. Rick McNary, VP of Public & Private Partnerships, Outreach, Inc.`
Mr. Richard Hatfield, Founder, Natural Capital East Africa

Sustainable intensification of agriculture will be a turning point for future land use required to meet the demand for food and fiber as the world population approaches 9 billion by 2050. Richard Hatfield, MS Ag Economics Cornell and Managing Partner of Natural Capital East Africa in Nanyuki, Kenya, will present and...


Breakout Sessions, Round Two (10/13/2015 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Addressing Hunger through Community Collaboration
Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Ms. Barbara Prather, Executive Director, Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Ms. Jill Krall, Executive Director, Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way
Ms. Kate Pauly, Child & Youth Program Coordinator, Food Bank of Iowa
Ms. Lyn Marchant, Community School Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools

We all understand the importance of working together - but do you know how to put that understanding and dedication into action within your own community? Hunger is a global issue; yet, change often begins on the local level. Attendees will have the opportunity learn about different community collaborations across...

Faith Based Fundraising to End Hunger

Organized by Church World Service

Agricultural Urbanism
Ms. Courtney Long, Design Fellow, Iowa State Community Design Lab & Local Foods Team

This workshop will discuss the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Process and the projects that have moved forward since last year’s Hunger Summit. This includes implementation projects in Cedar Rapids, Cresco, Cresco and Des Moines; as well as coalition development with new community partners: Cass County, Dubuque County, and a coalition of...

The Hunger Advocate’s Toolkit
Mr. Rick McNary, VP of Public & Private Partnerships, Outreach, Inc.`
Mr. Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger

What comes to mind when you think of the word “advocacy?” Who is involved? What activities constitute advocacy? Who is an advocate? All of these questions may have broader definitions, implications, and applications than someone may think. Join the Alliance to End Hunger as advocacy is discussed on a personal,...


Reception (10/13/2015 3:30 p.m. - 4:00pm)


All Iowa Hunger Summit participants are invited to a closing reception with coffee and cookies.

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