Summit highlights food insecurity in Iowa

The generosity of Iowans has helped many families struggling with food insecurity, but the need is still great both at home and abroad, said food-relief advocates at the Iowa Hunger Summit last week.

"Not one sector can handle this (hunger problem)," said Cory Berkenes, executive director of the Iowa Food Bank Association. "It takes a community, it takes the state, it takes the corporations and our churches. If we can all do our part, we can make a big difference."

The Iowa Hunger Summit, held on the eve of the World Food Prize ceremonies last week in Des Moines, attracted a record 684 attendees who wanted to learn more about how they can help solve food insecurity. The Iowa Farm...

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