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Pantry director DuBois to step down in May

NORTH LIBERTY– Tina DuBois, executive director of the North Liberty Community Pantry, will be leaving the organization at the end of May.
“We’re thankful for Tina’s leadership and service,” said Sean Pearl, chair of the pantry’s board of directors. “Tina has helped build this exemplary organization and will be leaving us in a strong and stable position to continue fulfilling our mission to feed and clothe our neighbors in need. We’ll miss her contributions, and we wish her well.”
DuBois joined the pantry in 2005 as a master’s student at the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work, and was hired as the organization’s executive director in 2008. In 2015, the pantry distributed nearly 300,000 pounds of food and toiletries to families in North Liberty and surrounding Johnson County.
“Balancing a high responsibility job with my husband’s professional responsibilities and our two young children has always been difficult. The pantry is in a good position, and it’s a good time for me to step aside,” DuBois said. “I plan to spend the summer with my children and to work part-time in the fall.”
During her tenure, DuBois has helped spearhead initiatives such as the construction of a new building to house the pantry, starting a teaching garden on the pantry grounds, hiring additional full-time staff, and beginning an endowment to help ensure the pantry’s financial stability.
Her role includes oversight of the pantry’s daily operation, management of 140 regular volunteers and community outreach. DuBois has been an active member of the Hunger Project, a collaborative group of all Johnson County pantries, and sits on the HACAP Food Reservoir Advisory Council.