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HUNGER SUMMIT: Honoring Iowans’ Work

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The World Food Prize will be awarded later this week but events throughout the week are focusing on finding better ways to feed the world’s hungry.

Tuesday, efforts by Iowans were highlighted during the Hunger Summit.  

The annual event got underway Tuesday morning at the downtown Marriott. Organizer served a simple meal, one that is similar to what would be served to the hungry.

The event does several things including celebrating the outstanding efforts of Iowans to feed the hungry. Attendees also discussed ways to combat hunger in urban and rural communities.

The governor spoke before the meal reading a proclamation. It dubbed Tuesday Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Day in Iowa.

But the document also issued another request.

“I further call up all educational institutions in the state of Iowa to take appropriate steps to insure that Dr. Borlaug’s achievements and his impact on humanity are known to all students so that future generations of Iowans will appreciate the enormous contributions to mankind made by this Iowa hero,” proclaimed Branstad.

The summit was one of the few events this week that was open to the public.

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