The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Spreads Holiday Cheer at Open House


The World Food Prize Foundation is pleased to announce their annual Holiday Open House tradition will return this year on Saturday, December 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates.

“The holiday season is a special time of year where all people can come together and rejoice,” said Barbara Stinson, President, World Food Prize Foundation. “Our Holiday Open House brings together people to celebrate and unite us all in the spirit of alleviating hunger which is still experienced by so many in the world.”

Visitors will be immersed in the sounds and sweets of the holiday season. The Grace Church Ensemble will perform traditional and popular holiday carols while guests enjoy Christmas cookies and fruit punch. There will be a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with photo opportunities for the whole family. Don’t forget to explore the building and talk with volunteers and staff to learn about the building’s art and architecture and the Foundation’s mission of alleviating hunger in Iowa and abroad.

The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is located at 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Please visit our website for more details.  

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE FOUNDATION: The World Food Prize Foundation elevates innovations and inspires action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all. These initiatives are achieved through the various programs sponsored by the World Food Prize Foundation spanning from gathering global leaders to address current innovations and issues in food security, to educating and empowering students from around the world to be the next generation of hunger fighters. The Foundation has sponsored the annually awarded World Food Prize since being founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. 51 individuals have been honored with the World Food Prize for their efforts and contributions in improving world food security. 

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