10th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

  • 2811 East 14th Street | Des Moines, IA 50316
  • Presented By: Eat Greater Des Moines
  • Dates: March 6, 2019
  • Location: Grand View University
  • Phone: (515) 250-6366
  • Start/End Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $15 - $30
  • Overview

    Join us for the 10th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference. This year's conference will focus on intersections; the intersection of refugee services and local food production and the intersection of housing and food insecurity. Attend workshops to learn how you can volunteer, donate and advocate for positive change.


    Breakfast – Coffee and Snacks
    Welcome Remarks
    Speaker – Aubrey Alvarez, Eat Greater Des Moines
    Opening Keynote – The Intersection of Refugee Services and Local Food Production
    Speaker – Nick Wuertz, Director of Refugee Services at Luther Services in Iowa

    Lunch Break (included in ticket price)

    Breakout Session
    Afternoon Keynote Panel – The Intersection of Housing and Food Insecurity
    Sarai Rice, Executive Director of Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC);
    Eric Burmeister, Executive Director of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and;
    Russ Frazier, Executive Director of Anawim Housing.

    Breakout Session

    Sponsors include Eat Greater Des Moines, Kum & Go, 818 Design, Campbell’s Nutrition, Community Choice Credit Union, Grand View University, United Way of Central Iowa and WesleyLife.

    Eat Greater Des Moines is a central Iowa-based organization that facilitates and builds connections to strengthen the area’s food system. Their mission is to identify, develop, and connect resources with the broader community to support the entire food lifecycle in central Iowa. Learn more at: