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World Food Prize Foundation Announces 18th Annual Iowa Hunger Summit, Opens Iowa SHARES Award Nominations and Applications for Breakout Sessions and Exhibitors

13 March 2024, Iowa: The World Food Prize Foundation will host its annual Iowa Hunger Summit on July 31, 2024, at the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates, its international headquarters. This free event, centered around the theme Seeds of Nourishment: Elevating Iowa’s Food Systems, will bring together leaders and advocates from across the state to discuss pressing hunger issues. 

“The Iowa Hunger Summit stands as a beacon of unity and empowerment, where voices from all walks of life converge to tackle the urgent challenge of hunger in our state,” said Mashal Husain, Chief Operating Officer, World Food Prize Foundation. “Through engaging sessions, inspiring speakers and valuable networking opportunities, this gathering fuels a collective momentum towards eradicating food insecurity.”

Attendees can anticipate a dynamic agenda featuring keynote speakers, interactive panel sessions and networking opportunities. Using their diverse perspectives, leaders and experts from various fields will share their insights and strategies for confronting hunger and food insecurity. Registration will open on April 17.

  • IOWA SHARES AWARD: Nominations are now open for the Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award (Iowa SHARES Award), given annually at the Iowa Hunger Summit, recognizing outstanding Iowans who have provided significant leadership in confronting hunger either at home or abroad. Nomination form:
  • BREAKOUT SESSION APPLICATIONS: The World Food Prize Foundation is seeking applications for Breakout Sessions at the Iowa Hunger Summit. All interested participants should have a history of work in improving nutritious food security and strengthening food systems across Iowa. Breakout session presenters should prepare a 45-60 minute presentation designed to equip listeners with practical insight to combat food insecurity. Apply by April 15:
  • EXHIBITOR BOOTH APPLICATIONS: The World Food Prize Foundation is honored to provide hunger-fighting organizations an exhibit table and/or space for sharing resources, raising initiative awareness and networking with fellow food security advocates. Apply by April 15:

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