ALLIANT ENERGY HELPS WISCONSIN'S DAIRY FARMS AND FAMILIES
In conjunction with National Dairy Month in June, Alliant Energy and its Foundation 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 healthy dairy products from dairy producers in communities served by Alliant Energy. The food banks will then distribute the products to families in need.
These funds provide an economic boost to Wisconsin’s dairy farmers and dairy industry. The donation will allow farmers and producers to benefit financially from the purchase of the products and help to prevent wasted milk.
Dairy products are highly requested items at food banks. Due to the need to keep dairy products refrigerated, they are difficult to donate, stock and distribute. This $20,000 donation will allow the food banks to buy products when they are needed most to make sure they stay fresh.
GRANTS FROM ALLIANT ENERGY SUPPORT COMMUNITIES
A total of 128 organizations in Wisconsin have received community grants of over $300,000 from Alliant Energy and its Foundation. These spring cycle grants are supporting over 60 different communities throughout Wisconsin.
“We know our nonprofit partners need our support now more than ever,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “In partnership with these organizations, we are supporting our customers and the communities we serve in creative ways and helping to make life better for others.”
The grants fund projects in four key areas: Helping Families, Education, Environment and Public Safety.