Northeast Iowa Food Bank partnering with John Deere

WATERLOO, Iowa – Today, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank announced they are partnering with the John Deere Foundation and John Deere Waterloo Operations.

John Deere donated $1.5 million dollars, and the money will be used for resources, to increase capacity, develop and train staff, and to update infrastructure.

The food bank says this will allow them to improve quality and quantity when it comes to helping feed the 16 counties it serves.

We are extremely humbled to have The John Deere Foundation invest so generously into our organization’s mission. Investments like this will allow us to make incredible advancements in every facet of our operation,”  Barbara Prather, the Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, said in a press release. “Opportunities like this are rare and exciting, and put us one step closer to Closing the Meal Gap in all of northeast Iowa’s 16 counties by 2025.”

You can find individual county food-insecurity information, as well as pictures from the event at



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