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Become A Hunger Fighter

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North Scott High School Student Gretchen Mohr believes that the battle against hunger starts at home. She has organized the first, ever, Youth Hunger Summit in the Quad Cities.

Gretchen is an organizer and a hunger fighter. She believes the table is set for change and now is the time teens can help to change hunger.

For three months, Gretchen has worked for hundreds of hours, contacting local school districts and companies, arranging for speakers, and raising thousands of dollars to organize the summit.

Mohr's hero is the late Doctor Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize Winner from Cresco, Iowa. She produced a documentary about the man who worked for years in Mexico to develop a form of disease resistant wheat. He literally taught the world how to feed itself.

Borlaug believed that food is a moral right for all people. So, Gretchen Mohr says the summit is her way to educate the next generation to pick up where Norman Borlaug left off.

Gretchen hopes that what students learn at the summit will inspire them to develop projects and help fight hunger in their own backyards. She wants to impress upon teenagers how important it is to think globally and act locally. 

There will be about 250 students at the event. They plan to package 24 thousand meals for local families.   

The summit takes place on Monday, November 19th, at the Rogalski Center at Saint Ambrose University.  It runs from 8:30am - 2:30pm.

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