The 15th annual Iowa Hunger Summit is scheduled for Wednesday in a virtual event that will focus on transforming food systems and the change that is needed to end hunger and food insecurity in Iowa. Registration for the one-day event is still open. The Iowa Hunger Summit brings leaders from across the state to discuss ideas for providing access to healthy food for everyone. After an opening session featuring Gov. Kim Reynolds and Barbara Stinson, the president of the World Food Prize Foundation, and others, participants will hear from keynote speaker Janie Simms Hipp, the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There will be presentations addressing the state’s sustainable food needs and elevating nutrition-sensitive food systems in Iowa, and the day will also include two breakout sessions and a discussion of racial and economic equity in food security. The Iowa Hunger Summit was founded in 2006 to highlight efforts to alleviate hunger in the U.S. and abroad.

Iowa Stops Hunger is a yearlong Business Publications Corp. initiative to bring awareness and action to food insecurity in Iowa. Read additional stories on Iowastopshunger.com.