The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Iowa Hunger Summit

9:00 a.m.


President's Welcome

    Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn | President, World Food Prize Foundation, @IAHungerSummit, @WorldFoodPrize
    Craig Hill | President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation  

9:15 a.m.


Secretaries of Agriculture

    Secretary Tom Vilsack | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2009-2017
    Secretary Dan Glickman | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995-2001
    Secretary Ann Veneman | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2001-2005
    Secretary Mike Johanns | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2005-2007
    Secretary Ed Schafer | U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2008-2009     

10:45 a.m.


Who is ALICE?

    Deann Cook | Executive Director, United Ways of Iowa
    Darlene Barnes | Regional Administrator, USDA Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)
    Amy Meyer | Executive Director, United Way of Mahaska County
    Ali Wilson | Volunteer Engagement Director, United Way of Wapello County

12:00 p.m. 


Iowa Hunger Luncheon

    Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation by Governor Kim Reynolds
    Governor Kim Reynolds reads the official proclamation declaring October 16 as Norman E. Borlaug/World Food Prize Day in Iowa
    Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

This award is given to a hunger fighter in Iowa who has provided significant leadership in confronting hunger at home and abroad. This year we are delighted to be giving this award to The Most Reverend Bishop Richard E. Pates

    Keynote Presentation

Diana Aviv, Chief Executive Officer, Feeding America
In her luncheon keynote, Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America, will explore four critical trends that are reshaping the field of hunger relief: technological advances, funder expectations, last mile-efficiencies, and the legislative landscape.

    Please Note: Due to the nature of the event, alternative meal options for those with specific allergy, nutritional, and dietary needs are unable to be provided. Should you choose to do so, we welcome you to bring your own food/snacks to accommodate your needs. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 

1:30 p.m.


Breakout Sessions, Round One

    Fighting Hunger While Reducing Wasted Food

 Organized by ReFED, Eat Greater DSM, and the Food Rescue Partnership

    Hunger Relief Partnerships in Rural and Urban Iowa

Organized by the Iowa Food Bank Association and United Way of Story County

    Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition 

Organized by the Farm to ECE Statewide Coalition and Midwest Dairy Council

    Donation Gardens & Increasing Access to Produce



Organized by Iowa State Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program, Iowa Gardening for Good, and United Way of Muscatine

    The Outreach Program & The Alliance to End Hunger:
Partnering to Empower Advocacy

Organized by The Outreach Program and The Alliance to End Hunger

2:15 p.m.




2017 Exhibitors

2:30 p.m.


Breakout Sessions, Round Two

    Iowa Hunger Coalition: A New Advocacy Approach

Organized by Iowa Hunger Coalition

    A Partnership for a Healthier America

Organized by The Partnership for a Healthier America and DMARC

    Food Security: The Foundation for Healthy Aging

Organized by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department on Aging, and Iowa State Extension - Human Sciences

    Growing Healthy Kids Through School Partnerships

Organized by FoodCorps Iowa and Des Moines Public Schools

    Global Greens and Refugee Farming

Organized by Global Greens, Lutheran Services in Iowa


3:15 p.m.




2017 Exhibitors


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