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World Food Prize Foundation Hosts Annual Iowa Hunger Summit, Leaders and Advocates from Across the State Discuss Pressing Hunger Issues


The World Food Prize Foundation will host its highly anticipated annual Iowa Hunger Summit on September 7, 2023. This free public gathering will convene leaders and community members from across Iowa, uniting their efforts to combat hunger on both local and global fronts.

The Iowa Hunger Summit highlights the theme Paths to Zero in a commitment to eradicate food insecurity and greatly reduce diet-related disease in all 99 Iowa counties. While the Iowa Hunger Summit is free and open to the public, registration is required. Media are invited and encouraged to attend the event. View the event agenda HERE


Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates
100 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


September 7, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


  • Programs to Pathways: How Do We Nourish Every Iowan?

  • Across Campuses: Alleviating Food Insecurity

  • Global to Local: Supporting Food and Nutrition at Every Stage

  • Presentation of the Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award to Simon Estes

  • Breakout Sessions Hosted by Organizations Dedicated to Iowa Food Security


  • Hon. Kim Reynolds | Governor, State of Iowa

  • Ambassador Terry Branstad | President, World Food Prize Foundation

  • Hon. Mike Naig | Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

  • Kelly Garcia | Director, Iowa Department of Health Human Services

  • Simon Estes | 2023 Iowa SHARES Award Recipient

  • Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn | President Emeritus, World Food Prize Foundation

  • Laura Eberlin | Global Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, John Deere

  • Nate Clark | President, John Deere Foundation

  • Hans Schnekloth | 6th Generation Iowa Farmer

REGISTER: for this FREE event. 

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