8th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference
$15 – $30
8th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

8th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

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Grace Lutheran Church

3010 52nd Street

Des Moines, IA 50310

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Polk County Health Department
  • Eat Greater Des Moines

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • Barilla America
  • Kemin Industries
  • Legion of Food
  • Tacopocalypse
  • Gusto Pizza
  • 818 Design

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • Presbytery of Des Moines
  • Downtown Kiwanis Club
  • AARP
  • Midwest Dairy Council
  • Wesley Life
  • Aging Resources of Iowa
  • Fork in the Road
  • Bonnie & Dick Ekse

AGENDA

Registration (9:00 AM)

Welcome (10:00 AM)

Keynote #1 – Hunger (10:30 AM)
Speaker – Simon Geletta, DMU, "Hunger in Central Iowa"

  • Data profiles of who is actually hungry here?
  • Direct assistance vs. tackling root causes?
  • Nutrition, obesity vs. hunger?

Keynote #2 – Local Food (11:00 AM)
Speaker – Jason Grimm, Iowa Valley RC&D, "Urban Food Systems Design"

  • What is urban food systems design?
  • How can innovation in local food bridge the gap on hunger issues?
  • What is possible? Successful examples in Iowa?

Lunch Break (11:30 AM)

Exhibitor Tables

Panel #1 – Hunger (1:00 PM)

  • Elderly Programs – Wesley Life, Aging Services
  • Youth Programs – Food Bank of Iowa, Des Moines Public Schools
  • Homeless Programs – Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Joppa Outreach
  • Food Recovery Programs – Aubrey Alvarez, Bob Andrlik, Kory Berkness
  • Poverty Alleviation – Des Moines Area Religious Council, IMPACT

Workshops #1 (1:30 PM) - Choose One Only From Above!

Break (2:15 PM)

Exhibitor Tables

Panel #2 – Local Food (2:30 PM)

  • Community/Church Gardens – Faith & Grace Garden,
  • School Gardens – Des Moines Public Schools, FoodCorps - Iowa
  • Community Kitchens – Wallace House of Iowa, Iowa Valley RC&D
  • Beginning Farmers – Practical Farmers of Iowa, Local Specialty Farm
  • Skills-Job Training Programs – Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Legion of Food

Workshops #1 (3:00 PM) - Choose One Only From Above!

Break (3:45 PM)

Exhibitor Tables

Closing Speaker (4:00 PM)
TBD

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Grace Lutheran Church

3010 52nd Street

Des Moines, IA 50310

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