Alliant Energy golf outing raises over $400,000 for food banks, more than $2.5 million, 10.5 million meals to date

MADISON, Wis., October 26, 2016 – People facing hunger will benefit from the Alliant Energy Foundation’s 10th anniversary Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic on September 14. Over $400,000 was raised for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and six more Feeding America member food banks serving Wisconsin and Iowa.

“Alliant Energy is pleased to sponsor this annual event, and we thank our business partners for their generous support to help us Drive Out Hunger,” said Patricia Kampling, Chairman, President and CEO of Alliant Energy (LNT). “Since its inception in 2007, the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic has raised more than $2.5 million and provided more than 10.5 million meals. We put our efforts into raising funds that improve the lives of those facing food insecurity within the communities we serve. We support the work done by Second Harvest, as well as other food banks throughout our service territory, in assisting those in need.”

Alliant Energy partners with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and its sister Feeding America food banks whose service areas overlap where Alliant Energy provides service. Other benefiting food banks include Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Iowa, HACAP Food Reservoir, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and River Bend Foodbank.

“One of the things we like to say is, ‘Together, we can end hunger,’’ said Dan Stein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “Through the Drive Out Hunger campaign and many other initiatives supported by Alliant Energy and the Alliant Energy Foundation, they epitomize the idea of coming together to make our community a better place. We are incredibly grateful that they are part of our fight to end hunger.”

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