The World Food Prize Foundation

July 2016

Special Announcement: Introducing Madeline and Crystal

Good Afternoon,

My name is Madeline Goebel and I am thrilled to be the incoming coordinator of the Iowa Hunger Directory and to meeting you and sharing your stories.

I am joining the World Food Prize Foundation as a Program Manager, where my duties include leading the Iowa Hunger Directory and supporting the Director of the Iowa Hunger Summit, Crystal Harris.

Prior to this position I gained proficiencies in the fields of Public Relations and Public Affairs at a leading communications firm here in Des Moines. I also served as a George Washington Carver Intern at the World Food Prize in early 2015 and spent eight months in France and Cameroon where my studies focused on social pluralism and development, while conducting independent research on family farming initiatives.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a minor in Economics and a certificate in French from Drake University.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time at or 651-395-1820 or to Crystal at or 515-245-3731.

We're excited to work with you!


The Tenth Annual World Food Prize Iowa Hunger Summit - Monday, October 10, 2016

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown        

Join over 600 leaders from across Iowa and the Midwest at the Tenth Annual Iowa Hunger Summit to celebrate Iowa's contribution towards ensuring adequate food for all and to increase statewide awareness of hunger, poverty and related issues. This event is free and open to the public.


Register at

Come on Monday, October 10, for:

  • Engaging morning panels about who the hungry in Iowa are, how hunger impacts human health and well-being, and the extraordinary work that Iowans are doing to alleviate hunger both at home and abroad.

  • A Hunger Luncheon featuring meals from the Iowa humanitarian group Outreach, Inc.

  • The presentation of the "Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award," which annually recognizes an Iowan who has provided significant leadership confronting hunger at home and abroad.

  • Afternoon workshops providing in-depth conversation on topics of interest and practical tools for taking the fight against hunger to the next level.

  • A full room of exhibits featuring Iowan organizations and initiatives working to end hunger.

Please feel free to reach out to Crystal Harris at 515-245-3731 or or Madeline Goebel at 515-245-3730 or

About us: The World Food Prize Foundation launched the Iowa Hunger Directory in honor of the centennial observance of the birth of our founder, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. Past issues of this newsletter are available online.

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