The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in downtown Des Moines will host the traveling "Feed the Need: Nourish Your Neighbor" photography exhibit, a display that features real-life stories of Iowans affected by hunger. The exhibit will be open for the first time to the public on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, July 13, from noon to 3 p.m., at 100 Locust Street, Des Moines.
The exhibit is part of the Iowa Food Bank Association's hunger awareness campaign, and features the work of award-winning local photographer Molly Rogalla of Indianola. Each day 389,730 Iowans are affected by hunger -- that's one in eight Iowans -- and more than 139,000 of those are children.
Exhibit by Iowa Food Bank depicts hunger in Iowa
Struggling to put food on the table is something most people don't talk about. By bringing to life this wide array of stories, leaders at the Iowa Food Bank Association hope to remind people about this critical issue in our community and encourage everyone to take action and help, whether by volunteering, donating or planting extra crops.
The new photo exhibit joins the "40 Chances" photo exhibit currently on display. Both exhibits are free and open to viewing by the public.
What: "Feed the Need: Nourish Your Neighbor" photography exhibit. Visitors will also have a chance to tour the Hall of Laureates and its many story-telling elements and features, including the acclaimed Howard G. Buffett photography exhibit titled "40 Chances." The 40 Chances exhibit shows food, agriculture and farming around the world. Docents are available to share stories and highlight features of the building.
When: Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sunday, July 13, Noon-3 p.m.
Where: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street, downtown Des Moines
More details: Details are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/visit. Check on days and times when the World Food Prize building is open to the public.
Additional contacts: If you are interested in this topic and have questions or are seeking more information on how to get involved in the fight against hunger, contact Cory Berkenes, state director, Iowa Food Bank Association, 319-290-5596 or [email protected]. Contact information for Molly Rogalla of MRogalla Photography is 515-778-2078 or [email protected].
THE IOWA FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION is a collaboration of the eight Feeding America food banks that serve all Iowa's 99 counties. Together, the food banks serve over 1,000 nonprofit organizations serving ill, infant or needy individuals. These organizations include food pantries, emergency meal sites, congregational meal sites, emergency shelters, and other sites that provide food to clients. As an association, the organization is coordinating efforts to alleviate hunger by supporting Feeding America food banks that serve Iowa.
THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts its Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium, and several youth education programs including the Global Youth Institute and Borlaug-Ruan International Internship to inspire the next generation to explore careers in agriculture and fighting hunger. The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is a world-class museum, educational center and event venue located in the historic Des Moines Public Library building on the Des Moines riverfront, and aims to inspire all visitors to explore global issues and join in the fight to end hunger.