The World Food Prize Foundation

March 2018

2018 Updates to the Iowa Hunger Directory

Now that spring has sprung upon us, we are looking to put together the hard copy of the Iowa Hunger Directory once again! 

As all of our members of the directory contribute to our communities efforts to end hunger and food insecurity, it is important for us to provide the community with the most up-to-date information. As such, I encourage those who are members of our directory to take a quick look at your profile and see if there are any needed updates!

To make any needed updates to your profile, please feel free to reply to this newsletter directly, otherwise you may submit updates using this form. It is my hope to have updates submitted by Friday, April 6.

As always, I am eager to hear from you, so feel free to drop me a note on what you have been working on and what is yet to come!

Application Form

Afternoon Breakout Sessions provide an opportunity for attendees of the Iowa Hunger Summit to engage in in-depth conversations with Iowa's many active initiatives to end hunger and food insecurity and offers participants tangible tools for further engagement locally and around the world.

The 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit will take place on Monday, October 15 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.


  • Afternoon Breakout Session Applications for the 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit will close on 
    June 1, 2018

  • All submissions for Breakout Sessions must be submitted through the 2018 Breakout Session Application Form

As in past years, collaboration between organizations, initiatives and coalitions are highly encouraged. Please note in your application if you are open to collaboration with other applicants who have submitted applications that are similar or complementary. 

Examples of past Afternoon Breakout Sessions can be found at

Application Form

Attendees of the Summit include representatives from community organizations, social agencies, state and local government, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and community members looking for ways to be further involved in their communities and those around the world. 

Please note that the below topics and criteria are merely suggestions provided to help guide applicant organizations. All topics regarding the alleviation of hunger and food insecurity are welcomed.

Economic/Community Development
Organizational Capacity Building
International Food Security
Coalition Building
Data Driven Reporting

Emergency Food Programs
Senior Hunger
Donation Gardens
Summer/School Feeding Programs
Innovation and Technology 
Food Rescue/Recovery
College Hunger

Food Access
Food Banking/Pantry Logistics
Equity and Intersectionality within the Food System
Grant Writing/Fundraising
Sharing of Lived Experiences

For those organizations, initiatives, and coalitions who are interested in participating in the 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit, please also consider applying for an exhibit table. Applications for an exhibit table will open later this summer and will be open through August 1 at

Application Form



Finding Your Spark: Battling Food Insecurity in Rural Iowa
Tuesday, April 10
Buena Vista University

Heroes for Homeless
Wednesday, April 18
Des Moines Downtown Marriott

DMARC Poverty Simulation
Saturday, April 21
Lutheran Church of Hope - Ankeny

Iowa Youth Institute
Monday, April 30
Iowa Youth Institute

Be sure to let us know if you have an event coming up! Submit event's to the Iowa Hunger Calendar Here!
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