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, AmpleHarvest.org
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
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
MORE PUBLIC EVENTS:
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.