David Beckmann, winner of the 2010 World Food Prize and president of the Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World, will be in Birmingham Nov. 10-11.
He will have a book signing and presentation open to the public Nov. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Leaf & Petal at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for his new book, “Exodus from Hunger.” Beckmann will speak at 4 p.m.
During his stay, Beckmann will also speak with Birmingham Rotarians and will give a Lunch and Learn presentation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The World Food Prize was established in 1986 by Norman Bourlag, winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on improving agriculture around the world. It is considered the most prestigious international award presented to individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Beckmann, one of the foremost U.S. advocates for hungry and poor people, has been president of Bread for the World since 1991. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice working to end hunger at home and abroad.
For more information on Beckmann and Bread for the World, visit www.bread.org.