Business Publications Corporation (BPC), including Business Record, dsm Magazine and ia Magazine, kicked off our Iowa Stops Hunger event series presented by Hy-Vee with a panel discussion on July 30.

In our first of three panels, we explored hunger in Iowa, whom it affects, and how the pandemic has made this problem even worse. A panel of experts from hunger and food insecurity nonprofits, government agencies, and academia outlined the issue and discussed what individuals and businesses can do to help.

We asked our panelists to answer the following question: "What is food insecurity and who does it affect?"