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9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference

  • Grace Lutheran Church
  • Address: 3010 52nd St, Des Moines, IA 50310
  • March 3, 2018
  • From: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Eat Greater Des Moines invites the community to the 9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference—an annual platform for local organizations to share, innovate, and collaborate. This conference is on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Beaverdale.

The event seeks to engage a new wave of citizen volunteers each year and get them involved immediately in work taking place in the community. “Attending this conference has given me hope that a hunger-free Polk County, and world, is achievable,” shared Rick Kozin, Director of Public Health at Polk County Health Department, speaking about the 9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference.

The conference will include keynotes, lunch provided by local food trucks, and workshops. Attendees will learn from over 30 local organizations ranging from academic institutions, to governmental officials, to area non-profits.

Eat Greater Des Moines, a local nonprofit whose mission is nourishing food networks, hosts the annual event. Executive Director, Aubrey Alvarez, expects almost 200 people to attend this year. Alvarez said, “We are excited to serve the community by providing this forum for community innovation and collaboration on such important issues.”

This year, the conference was sponsored by Eat Greater Des Moines, Kum & Go, Presbytery of Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa, Meredith Corporation, AARP, and Barilla America. Additional support included Justice League of Food, 818 Design, and Community Choice Credit Union.

Conference details, agenda, and registration can be found online at www.feedDSM.org.

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: www.eatgreaterdesmoines.org

9th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference