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Zero Hunger: Doing What Works

April 25, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm
Hilton Frontenac St. Louis
1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Meds & Food for Kids is proud to host its second annual forum,
"Zero Hunger: Doing What Works."
A public discussion about the global hunger crisis and proven strategies that achieve the United Nations' goal of a world free of hunger by 2030.
Catherine Bertini, Keynote Address
Catherine is a World Food Prize Laureate and three-time UN Under Secretary General. She is Founder of the Trust Fund for Girls’ Education and Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Food Initiative.
Eric Mitchell, Panelist
As President of Alliance to End Hunger, Eric leads and mobilizes a network of companies, nonprofit organizations, universities, foundations, and individuals to end hunger both domestically and globally.
Kristen Wild, Panelist
Kristen has served as President & CEO of Operation Food Search since 2019. She oversees OFS's alignment with its three pillars: meet the immediate need, build nutrition IQ, and champion long-term solutions for food insecurity.
Lora Iannotti, PhD, Panelist
Dr. Iannotti is a Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis professor and founder of the E3 Nutrition Lab, working to identify economically affordable and environmentally sustainable nutrition solutions globally.

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Zero Hunger 2023
The 2023 inaugural keynote featured speaker Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow on Global Food and Agriculture with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Thurow is a former foreign correspondent with the Wall Street Journal, where he reported on famine and hunger. His books include "The Last Hunger Season: A year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change," "Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty," and "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children."
Thurow was joined by Dr. Lora Iannotti of the Brown School at Washington University St. Louis and the E3 Nutrition Lab, and MFK Founder Dr. Pat Wolff for a panel discussion on the future of hunger solutions.