$6 Million Pledged to Historic Des Moines Library

World Food Prize close to reaching fundraising goals

Posted by CC on February 23rd, 2008 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, $6 million has been pledged toward the rehabilitation of the historic library in Des Moines. The building is to be the new home for the World Food Prize. On Friday, February 15, the World Food Prize announced a $5 million gift from the Monsanto Company. Earlier in February, a $1 million gift from Pioneer Hi-Bred’s parent company, DuPont, was announced. These gifts mean that World Food Prize is two-thirds the way toward its fundraising goals. In addition to housing the World Food Prize, the building will include a hall of fame for World Food Prize recipients, an educational center and museum for visitors, and a venue for seminars and discussions about the world’s agriculture.