Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:30am

Please join us as we celebrate our common heritage of humanitarian action at the 2012 Iowa Hunger Summit, the kick-off to our annual World Food Prize events. The sixth annual Iowa Hunger Summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. This year's events will focus on the role of collaboration and coalitions in combatting hunger, with a special emphasis on hunger among senior citizens. The Iowa Hunger Summit is free and open to the public.  A full schedule of the day's event is coming soon on our website at: http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/events/iowa_hunger_summit/. Please use the online form to register in advance.

This year's morning keynote address be given by Ms. Jo Ann Jenkins, President of the AARP Foundation. The AARP Foundation has addressed hunger nationally among older Americans through initiatives such as the Drive to End Hunger.  The luncheon keynote address, "Faces of Hunger," will be given by Mr. Howard G. Buffett, President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which has addressed hunger in developing nations and U.S. communities through collaborations such as Invest an Acre. The day will also include other workshops and interactive sessions, and the Hunger Luncheon, which highlights meals used to fight hunger at home and abroad.