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2012 Iowa Hunger Summit

The World Food Prize Foundation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM (CDT)

Des Moines, IA

2012 Iowa Hunger Summit

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THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE FOUNDATION established the Iowa Hunger Summit as a means to celebrate Iowa's great successes in fighting hunger and poverty and to unite in further action against both.
The Iowa Hunger Summit, first held in 2007, seeks to gather leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger.
The specific goals of the Hunger Summit are:
  • To celebrate the many outstanding efforts of Iowans toward ensuring adequate food for all;
  • To encourage Iowans to continue and expand these efforts; and
  • To increase statewide awareness of hunger, poverty, and related issues.
Each year, World Food Prize officials contact organizations and individuals around Iowa to gather information on anti-hunger projects held in the past year and tabulate the total amount that Iowans have donated, collected, or contributed toward fighting hunger. This amount is announced at the “Hunger Luncheon,” which features meals by hunger fighting organizations and an inspirational keynote speech on hunger-related issues.
The Iowa Hunger Summit is held annually on or around October 16, which is celebrated globally as UN World Food Day and is marked in Iowa by the World Food Prize events. In past years, the World Food Prize has attracted more than 1,000 participants from more than 65 countries annually, with many global leaders referring to the award as “the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture.”


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Marriott Downtown Des Moines
700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM (CDT)

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The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal, The Prize calls attention to what has been done to improve global food security and to what can be accomplished in the future.

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