Leaders and activists in the fight against hunger will convene in downtown Wichita in February to generate strategies and action plans for ways that college campuses can combat hunger.

The 2014 Hunger Dialogue is Feb. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event brings together individuals from across Kansas to build awareness, advocacy and action about hunger by sharing of research, best practices and model programs. Participants will learn strategies to combat hunger both locally and globally.

The 2014 Kansas Hunger Dialogue will kick off with a food-packaging event at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Birch Room on the second floor promenade level at the Hyatt.

Keynote speakers are Robert Egger, founder and president of L.A. Kitchen, and Cindy Jones-Nyland, the executive vice president of marketing and resource management at Heifer Project International.

L.A. Kitchen recovers fresh food like fruits and vegetables from hospitality businesses and farms and uses them to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care, or older men and women returning from incarceration.

Heifer Project International links communities and helps brings sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. The animals provide communities with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

Registration for the 2014 Hunger Dialogue is open until Feb. 18. Cost is $75 for professionals from Kansas Campus Compact member campuses, and $80 for others. Cost for students is $50. More information is available at https://www.k-state.edu/kscc/.