FFI Recognized at 2012 Nourish Iowa AwardsPosted: November 9, 2012
On October 12, the Food Access & Health Work Group of the Iowa Food Systems Council (IFSC) honored individuals and groups across the state that are advancing a food system that eliminates hunger, increasing access to nutritious food and improving the health of individuals and communities across Iowa.
The 2012 Nourish Iowa Awards were established to recognize those who have made a significant impact on the advancement of food security, food access and health at the community, regional or state levels. According to IFSC Past President Linda Gobberdiel, this inaugural award will honor those who are making outstanding contributions in the areas of food access and health through public service, teaching, research, extension or public policy and who have implemented creative and resourceful solutions to boosting food security, nutrition and health.
The 2012 Nourish Iowa Award recipients are Emily Krengel, Food Service Director at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic and the Des Moines Izaak Walton League/North Polk Pheasants Forever.
The following individuals and organizations also will be honored on October 12 for their commitment to improving food security, food access and health across Iowa. Special Honorees include Diana Sickles of Des Moines, Hannah Lewis of Des Moines, Kimberly Greder of Ames, Melvyn Houser of Council Bluffs, Ray Meylor of Ankeny, Feed Iowa First in Cedar Rapids, Food at First in Ames, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Farm to School Program in Des Moines, Iowa Food Bank Association in Waterloo, Iowa Department of Human Services –Wireless EBT Project in Des Moines, Local Foods Connection, in Iowa City, Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in West Des Moines, Story County Plant-A-Row for the Hungry in Ames, Sustainability and Farm to ISU at ISU Dining in Ames, Table to Table Food Distribution Network in Iowa City, and The Wellmark Foundation in Des Moines.