Alliant Energy Foundation Donates $20k To WI Food Banks
In conjunction with National Dairy Month, Alliant Energy’s Foundation has announced a $20,000 donation to two Wisconsin food banks that will benefit dairy farmers and communities throughout “America’s Dairyland.”
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will use the funds to purchase products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, from dairy producers in communities served by Alliant Energy in Wisconsin. The food banks will then distribute the dairy products to families in need.
“This unique collaboration brings healthy dairy products to those in need and puts money directly back into communities,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “Our donation allows the food banks to purchase dairy products when they are needed most to make sure they stay fresh.”
“Thanks to this gift from the Alliant Energy Foundation, we will be able to provide more of a product that is rarely donated, but always needed,” said Michelle Orge, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “Providing a healthy product like milk is very important to us, the families we serve and the communities as a whole.”
“We are thrilled to help support the dairy industry through the generous financial donation, especially now when the need in our community is so great,” said Jeff Joslyn, Food Resources Manager at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.