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9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

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Grace Lutheran Church

3010 52nd Street

Des Moines, IA 50310

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Join us for the 9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference. Come learn from top hunger fighting and local food organizations in Greater Des Moines about how they are combining efforts to make a difference. Choose 2 workshops to attend, and learn how you can volunteer, donate, and advocate for positive change.

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Registration Begins (9:00 AM)

  • Breakfast – Coffee and Snacks

Welcome Remarks (10:00 AM)

  • Speaker – Aubrey Alvarez, Eat Greater Des Moines

Opening Keynote – The Foundry Project (10:30 AM)

  • Speaker – Nick Kuhn, Justice League of Food

Panel #1 – Hunger Policy & Advocacy (11:00 AM)

  • Dr. Simon Geletta – Des Moines University
  • Ann Bacon – IMPACT Community Action Partnership
  • Seth Johnson - United Way OpportUNITY
  • Dr. Amy Shriver – UnityPoint Health

Lunch Break (11:30 AM)

  • Legion of Food, Donated Meals (Vegan Option)
  • Campbell’s Nutrition, Donated Drinks

Visit Sponsor Tables

Workshops - Round #1 (12:30 PM)

  • Feeding Seniors – Aging Resources of Central Iowa/Iowa Department of Public Health/Wesley Life
  • Feeding Children – Visiting Nurses Services of Iowa/Des Moines Public Schools/Food Bank of Iowa
  • Feeding the Homeless – Central Iowa Shelter & Services/Joppa Outreach
  • Business: Rescuing Food – Principal Financial Group/Kum & Go
  • Colleges: Integrated Service Learning – Drake University/Central College/Simpson College

Break – Visit Sponsor Tables (1:30 PM)

Panel #2 – Local Food Policy & Advocacy (1:45 PM)

  • Aubrey Alvarez – Eat Greater Des Moines
  • Matt Russell – Drake Law & Policy Center
  • Ash Bruxvoorst – Women, Food & Agriculture Network
  • SuAnn Donovan - City of Des Moines

Workshops - Round #2 (2:15 PM)

  • Community Gardens – South Suburban YMCA/City of Des Moines
  • Support Local Farms – Clarion Sage Farms/Wild Rose Pastures
  • Food Deserts – DMARC Food Pantries/Prudent Produce
  • Business: Corporate Gardens – GuideOne Insurance/Telligen
  • Colleges: Local Food/Campus Gardens – Drake University/Central College

Break & Survey (3:15 PM)

Closing Keynote – Rooftop Garden Project (3:30 PM)

  • Speaker – Toby O’Barry, Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter

Closing Remarks (4:00 PM)

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Grace Lutheran Church

3010 52nd Street

Des Moines, IA 50310

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