The World Food Prize Foundation

August 2017

Where Challenge Meets Opportunity: Four Trends Impacting our Work

Our world today is changing in dramatic and unprecedented ways. But what do these changes mean for those of us dedicated to helping 42 million people facing hunger in Iowa, the Midwest, and the nation? 

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 join Diana for what promises to be a lively presentation on the challenges and opportunities ahead.


8:00 a.m.  |  REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 a.m.  |  PRESIDENT'S WELCOME

9:15 a.m.  |  FIRST PANEL

10:45 a.m.  |  WHO IS ALICE?

During this morning panel, United Ways of Iowa Executive Director, Deann Cook, will give a brief overview of the demographics, budget numbers, challenges and consequences facing ALICE.

12:00 p.m.  |  IOWA HUNGER LUNCHEON

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

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 SESSION, ROUND ONE

Fighting Hunger While Reducing Wasted Food
Hunger Relief Partnerships in Rural and Urban Iowa
Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition 
Donation Gardens & Increasing Access to Produce
The Outreach Program & The Alliance to End Hunger: Partnering to Empower Advocacy

2:30 p.m.  |  BREAKOUT SESSION, ROUND TWO

Iowa Hunger Coalition: A New Advocacy Approach
A Partnership for a Healthier America
Food Security: The Foundation for Healthy Aging
Growing Healthy Kids Through School Partnerships
Global Greens and Refugee Farming

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