The World Food Prize Foundation

May 2018

Senior Hunger Campaign

You may be hearing some buzz about senior food insecurity. While it's not discussed often enough, seniors throughout Iowa are sometimes faced with the difficult decision of whether to buy food or pay for other expenses like medications. 

To shed light on this well-hidden problem, the Iowa Senior Hunger Partnership, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, launched a statewide media campaign May 21. 

The campaign includes a 30-second radio spot featuring a senior woman sharing her experience with food insecurity--and encouragement to call 2-1-1 to find additional food resources. 

Radio spots will play for five weeks. Posters and rack cards (pictured) have been distributed for partners to display and hand out. The print materials promote three call centers that are working together to reduce senior hunger: 2-1-1, LifeLong Links and the Iowa Food Assistance Hotline.

Are you interested in printing or displaying posters? Digital files are available upon request. 


Jennifer Colyer, RDN, LD

Iowa Department of Public Health


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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 June 5 and will be open through August 1. For more information, check out our website at

Upcoming Events

Low-Country Shrimp Boil
Sunday, June 3
Rollins Mansion, Des Moines, IA

Take a Slice Out of Hunger
Monday, June 4
Waveland Golf Course, Des Moines, IA

The Crisis Center's Second-Annual Hunger Banquet
Thursday, June 7
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville, IA

Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games
Saturday, June 23
Adams Nature Preserve, McCook Lake, SD

Brake the Cycle of Homelessness
Saturday, June 30
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Iowa City, IA

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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