|Title:||8th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference|
|Address:||Grace Lutheran Church, 3010 52nd Street|
|Location:||Des Moines, IA|
|Hours:||9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
Polk County Health Department
Eat Greater Des Moines
United Way of Central Iowa
Legion of Food
Presbytery of Des Moines
Downtown Kiwanis Club
Midwest Dairy Council
Aging Resources of Iowa
Fork in the Road
Bonnie & Dick Ekse
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)
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)
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)
Closing Speaker (4:00 PM)
Built in conjunction with Healthy Polk 2020, the mission is to provide access to healthy food for all Iowans with a central Iowa focus. The Council acts on gaps within sectors toward a sustainable food system resulting in healthy food being accessible and convenient, and human food production economically viable.
|Event is:||One Day Only|