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Highlights from the 2014 Iowa Hunger Summit

Morning Presentations (10/14/2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

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 2014 Iowa Hunger Summit.

Hunger in Iowa: An Evolving Challenge
Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Dr. Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University
Dr. Kim Greder, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Iowa State University

Those who are highly engaged with hunger issues in Iowa and serving the hungry know first-hand that food insecurity is now impacting Iowans who were not traditionally considered at risk. With perspectives and expertise from the Iowa Food Bank Association, ISU Extension and Des Moines University, our opening panel will respectfully...

Models to Fight Hunger
Mr. Rick McNary, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Outreach Inc.
Mr. Dave Miner, Chair, INDY Hunger Network
Mr. Arlyn Schipper, Farmer and Executive Committee Vice Chair, Foods Resource Bank
Dr. Dorothy Masinde, Lecturer and Global Resource Systems Internship Coordinator for Africa, Iowa State University

Each panelist will provide an overview of their successful model to fight hunger: Dave Miner will share about the Indy Hunger Network, a broad collaboration of the major food assistance providers in the Indianapolis area, with the near term goal of building a sustainable system to provide enough food for all...

Morning Keynote: Bishop Richard E. Pates
Bishop Richard E. Pates, Chairman, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on International Justice

As Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's Committee on International Justice and Peace, Bishop Pates' work has recently taken him to Africa, Latin America, and Iran. He will speak about these travels and the importance of feeding the hungry at home and abroad.

How a Pirate State Defeated Famine: Herbert Hoover and The Commission for the Relief of Belgium
Ms. Margaret Hoover, Author, Activist, CNN Political Analyst

Ms. Margaret Hoover will share about the unparalleled humanitarian achievements of her great-grandfather, President Herbert Hoover. Participants will leave with a new appreciation for this little-known side of Iowa's own U.S. president.

Geography of Hunger and Health
Mr. Kent Sovern, State Director, AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern will deliver an engaging presentation on the geography of hunger and health in Iowa, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of senior hunger and the role that older Iowans are playing in combating hunger across Iowa.

 

Iowa Hunger Luncheon (10/14/2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Iowa Hunger Luncheon
Mr. Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic

Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation Governor Terry E. Branstad Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award to Mrs. Merry Fredrick Ambassador Kenneth Quinn Why Food Now?: National Geographic's 2014 Series on The Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion Keynote Speaker: Mr. Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic

 

Breakout Sessions - Round One (10/14/2014 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Hunger and Aging Iowans
Ms. Ann Black, Associate State Director, AARP Iowa
Ms. Carlene Russell, Nutrition Program Director, Iowa Department on Aging
Ms. Linda Gobberdeiel, Owner and President, Food and You, LLC

Hunger and Aging Iowans – Awareness and Action This session will review findings from the Iowa AARP hunger survey and recent hunger and older adults strategic planning summit; discuss the impact of food insecurity on older adults’ health and functionality, and collectively identify potential partners to take action on goals contained...

The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit
Dr. Carl Rogers, Co-Director, Iowa State University Community Design Lab
Dr. Nadia Anderson, Co-Director, Iowa State University Community Design Lab
Ms. Courtney Long, Design Fellow, Iowa State University Community Design Lab

Creating holistic food systems through design: the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit, created by the ISU Community Design Lab (CDL) through a Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture grant, provides a decision-making and design process to transform localized projects into regional food systems. This workshop will include training on the...

Iowa Hunger Free Initiative
Ms. Danielle Haddy, Manager of Membership Engagement & Partnerships, Alliance to End Hunger
Mr. Rick McNary, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Outreach Inc.
Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Ms. Heather Graeff, VISTA Manager, Outreach Inc.

Iowa Hunger Free Initiative Learn about the new Iowa Hunger Free Initiative, which will develop community action models for all 99 Iowa Counties, creating thought leaders and facilitating grassroots participation among all stakeholders.

Women Advancing Africa: A Conversation with Sister Marie Nakitende
Sister Marie Nakatinde, Member, Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Institute
Ms. Teresa Dunbar, Midwest Relationship Manager, Catholic Relief Services

Women Advancing Africa: A Conversation with Sister Marie Nakitende Sister Marie Nakitende is very much a "hands on" development voice. She has done many things, and now is working with youth that, due to poverty and lack of hope for a future, have dropped out of school. She works to get...

 

Breakout Sessions - Round Two (10/14/2014 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Creative Uses of Plants to Improve Nutrition and Reduce Hunger
Dr. Carl Rogers, Co-Director, Iowa State University Community Design Lab
Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Nutrition Consultant
Dr. Gene Stevens, Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Missouri
Dr. Noe Alfaro, President, Leaf Nutrient Inc.
Dr. Lee Baggett, Executive Director, Hands in Service Ministries

Creative Uses of Plants to Improve Nutrition and Reduce Hunger Description: A little creativity can go a long way in alleviating hunger. Leaf Nutrient and Outreach, Inc. will present their experiences finding new uses for plants that improve nutrition and support economic development in farming communities in Africa and Latin America. Leaf...

Feeding Everyone in Polk County: Bridging the 9.5 Million Meal Gap
Ms. Linda Gobberdeiel, Owner and President, Food and You, LLC
Mr. Rick Kozin, Director of Public Health, Polk County
The Honorable Wayne Ford, Executive Director, Urban Dreams
Supervisor John Mauro, Polk County Board of Supervisors

Feeding Everyone in Polk County: Bridging the 9.5 Million Meal Gap Wayne Ford, Rick Kozin, Linda Gobberdiel, and Supervisor John Mauro will share how a newspaper editorial has grown into an ambitious grassroots coalition that is gearing up to bridge the meal gap and end hunger in Polk County.

Reaching Rural Iowa Through Innovation: Food Banks and Mobile Food Pantries
Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
Ms. Barb Prather, Executive Director, Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Mr. Matt Unger, Program Manager, Food Bank of Iowa

Reaching Rural Iowa Through Innovation: Food Banks and Mobile Food Pantries With a vast rural landscape; reaching hungry Iowans is a challenge. A Mobile Food Pantry is a program that enables pantries to extend their services by providing supplemental food service for those in need. This innovative program offered by food...

What Can You Contribute to Ending Hunger in Iowa?
Rev. Sarai Schuncker Rice, Executive Director, Des Moines Area Religious Council
Ms. Kristin Ostrom, Regional Organizer, Bread for the World
Mr. Kirk Leeds, CEO, Iowa Soybean Association
Mr. Dave Miner, Chair, INDY Hunger Network

As a followup to the morning presentations, this panel will offer examples of actions by disparate groups toward the goal of ending hunger in Iowa. Ostrom will address advocacy, Miner will elaborate on the variety of constituencies in the INDY Network and Leeds will speak to ways the agricultural industry...

 
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