Alliant Energy partnered with local organizations to provide 2,000 families with holiday food boxes throughout Iowa and Wisconsin.
One thousand families in Wisconsin received food boxes courtesy of Alliant Energy, packed by Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin this holiday season. The other 1,000 families are located throughout Iowa.
“This year has been difficult for many families, and we want to do all we can to help especially during the holiday season,” said Executive Director of Alliant Energy Julie Bauer. “On behalf of Alliant Energy and our employees, we’re proud to provide meals from our families to yours. Guided by our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities, we are partnering with local organizations to help fight hunger.”
Families in Beloit, Fond du Lac, Portage and other cities received the holiday gift.
The donations come after reports by Feeding America state that due to the COVID-19, 80% of food banks are serving more people than last year.
In addition to the food boxes, families will receive gift certificates to purchase meats from local grocery stores.
"We can't thank Alliant Energy enough for their continued support in ensuring that our neighbors don't go hungry. They have helped feed thousands of families in our community,” said Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Food Bank Patrick Boyle. “Alliant Energy’s efforts to help us meet the dramatic increase in demand for emergency food during this difficult time is even more appreciated. We will never forget the kindness, generosity and love that they continue to share with their neighbors.”