Iowa Hunger Summit

Schedule of Events


8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. President's Welcome

     Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

9:10 a.m. Hunger in Iowa: An Evolving Challenge

     Dr. Kim Greder, Family Life Extension State Specialist, Iowa State University Extension
     Mr. Cory Berkenes, Executive Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
     Moderator: Dr. Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean, Department of Global Health, Des Moines University

10:00 a.m. Models to Fight Hunger

     Mr. Dave Miner, Chair, INDY Hunger Network
     Dr. Dorothy Masinde, Lecturer and Global Resource Systems Internship Coordinator for Africa, Iowa State University
     Mr. Arlyn Schipper, Farmer & Executive Committee Vice Chair, Foods Resource Bank 
     Mr. Gary Oppenheimer, Founder & CEO,
     Moderator: Mr. Rick McNary, Board Member, Alliance to End Hunger & VP Sales and Marketing, Outreach Inc.  

11:00 a.m. Morning Keynote

      Bishop Richard E. Pates, Chairman, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on International Justice
      and Peace

11:20 a.m. The Geography of Hunger and Health

     Mr. Kent Sovern, State Director, AARP Iowa

11:45 a.m. Special Address

     Ms. Margaret Hoover     

12:00 p.m. The Hunger Luncheon

     Keynote Speaker: Mr. Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic

1:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions
     Workshop sessions will provide in-depth conversation on topics of interest and practical tools for taking the fight against hunger
     to the next level.

     Workshop Session proposals are being accepted online through September 19.

3:00 p.m. Hunger Summit Reception



Help Feed Hungry Iowans at the Iowa Hunger Fight!
Date/Location: Tuesday Oct. 14, (All day), Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa

Hunger Summit participants are invited to package meals to feed hungry Iowans at the Iowa Hunger Fight meal packaging event presented by DuPont Pioneer in conjunction with Meals from the Heartland. More details coming soon!



Interfaith Prayer Service to End World Hunger
Organized by the Diocese of Des Moines
Date/Location: Wednesday Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, Des Moines, Iowa

In the midst of our bountiful Iowa harvest, join the faith communities of Central Iowa in giving thanks for blessings and in praying for the alleviation of world hunger.

Those who wish and who are able are encouraged, in a manner in harmony with their faith tradition, to fast from food on a day of their choosing prior to the service. Donations of money and nonperishable food items will be accepted during the service and will benefit hunger relief efforts.

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