In the fight against food insecurity in Iowa, support from community leaders and organizations makes all the difference. That is why Food Bank of Iowa is pleased to welcome Tim Glenn from Corteva Agriscience and Laura Barringer from John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group to its board of directors.

As board members, Glenn and Barringer will help provide strategic direction to ensure Food Bank of Iowa continues to run efficiently and effectively to fulfill its mission. They join a group of professionals and community volunteers representing a number of industries and backgrounds.

“Our goal is to have a board that’s dedicated to our vision of a hunger-free Iowa,” said Michelle Book, president and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “Tim and Laura have that passion. And that’s perfect for our organization.”

As executive vice president, chief commercial officer, Tim Glenn serves as a member of the executive leadership team at Corteva Agriscience. Glenn is a member of the Iowa Business Council and has previously served on the board of directors of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture, and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.

“One in nine Iowans is food insecure. It’s more important than ever that we work together to combat hunger in meaningful ways, from helping farmers produce more nutritious food to helping provide meals to those in need,” said Glenn. “I’m honored to serve Iowans as a member of the Food Bank of Iowa’s board of directors. The Food Bank of Iowa’s vision to create a hunger-free Iowa is aligned with Corteva Agriscience’s purpose to improve the lives of those who produce and consume for generations to come.”

Laura Barringer is the manager of quality, supply management and facilities at John Deere ISG. Barringer managed the design and development of John Deere’s new facility that opened in Urbandale in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

“The Food Bank of Iowa’s mission is to distribute nutritious food to people in need, build community partnerships, and tell the story of food insecurity,” said Barringer. “We have a similar mission at John Deere. As a global company, we invest in community development initiatives that help the most vulnerable citizens in our home communities receive access to basic needs. By supporting the Food Bank, we can create the very foundation upon which the resiliency of our communities depends. I’m personally proud to provide my passion and expertise to such a reputable organization.”

Food Bank of Iowa distributes nearly 1.5 million pounds of food monthly to partner agencies across their 55-county service area. Partner agencies, including food pantries, schools, senior sites, mobile pantries and meal sites, use this food to directly help 175,000 Iowa children, families and seniors struggling with food insecurity.

Any organization or individual interested in joining the fight against hunger in Iowa can find opportunities on the Food Bank of Iowa website. Donating funds, food or time to Food Bank of Iowa makes a difference for more than 175,000 Iowans in need across their service area

Food Bank of Iowa is a private, nonprofit donor funded organization dedicated to making hunger-free Iowa a reality. Through key partnerships with corporations, the USDA and Feeding America—as well as community donations—Food Bank of Iowa distributes 1.5 million pounds of food each month to 175,000 Iowans via 625 partner agencies across 55 Iowa counties.