The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates "Decks the Hall" for Holiday Open Houses


The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates is pleased to announce the dates for their annual Holiday Open Houses in December. The entire central Iowa community is invited to visit the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates this Saturday, December 9 and next Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for this free holiday event.

Visitors will be treated to the majestic sound of the both the Grace Church Ensemble and the Iowa Youth Chorus singing traditional and popular Christmas music in this downtown architectural gem. They will also be able to view the beautiful holiday decor, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy fruit punch and holiday cookies and explore the World Food Prize's collection of artwork and exhibits.

Guests can visit the "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World" international photography exhibit by Howard G. Buffett, and visitors of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits on food and agriculture on the garden level.

There is no admission charge and it is a wonderful opportunity to experience this beautiful, historic downtown building during this special time of year. 100 Locust Street, Des Moines. Please visit our website for directions and more details.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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