Iowa Hunger Summit

Iowa Hunger Summit

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New: 2016 Iowa hunger Summit Agenda is now available!

Register HERE for the 10th Annual Iowa Hunger Summit!

Iowans United in Fighting Hunger – At Home And Abroad

Monday October 10, 2016 Des Moines, IA - Downtown Marriott 

At the first Iowa Hunger Summit, Governor Chet Culver presented Norman E. Borlaug with a proclamation declaring October 16 as Norman E. Borlaug/World Food Prize Day in Iowa. Joining were former Governors Robert Ray, Tom Vilsack and Terry Branstad. 



Several hundred participants attend the Hunger Summit from across Iowa and the United States. 


The World Food Prize Foundation established the Iowa Hunger Summit as a means to celebrate Iowa's great successes in fighting hunger and poverty and to unite in further action against both.

The Iowa Hunger Summit gathers leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other individuals and groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger. The 2015 Iowa Hunger Summit was attended by over 700 hunger fighters from across the state.

Join us at the 2016 Iowa Hunger Summit on Monday, October 10, as we:

  • Celebrate the many outstanding efforts of Iowans toward ensuring adequate food for all;
  • Encourage Iowans to continue and expand these efforts; and
  • Increase statewide awareness of hunger, poverty, and related issues.
The Iowa Hunger Summit is free and open to the public. All participants must register for the event and present their ticket at the door. Registration for the 2016 Iowa Hunger Summit is now available and can be accessed on our Plan to Attend page.
For additional information, please contact:
Crystal Harris, Director of the Iowa Hunger Summit, at;
or Madeline Goebel, Program Manager, at


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