AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CO. SUPPORTS AREA SCHOOL AND MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES

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MADISON, Wis., July 25, 2019 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a generous $5,000 contribution from American Transmission Co. to help supply food to those in need through our Highland and Platteville mobile pantry, and the school pantry located in Beloit's Merrill Elementary School.

Funds will be used to:

  • Cover five months of the cost of food distributed through the school food pantry in Beloit’s Merrill Elementary School (which serves an average of 34 families and 3000 pounds of food each month)
  • Cover nearly two months of food costs for our Highland and Platteville mobile food pantries (which provide 55,000 pounds of food, and serve 260 families combined each month)

“Support for our school-based food pantries, and our mobile pantries is critical,” says Dan Stein, President/CEO for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “We’re grateful to ATC for their support of those in our community who struggle to make ends meet.”

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About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 14.2 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.

About ATC

American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $5 billion in assets, including more than 9,890 miles of transmission lines and 568 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit atcllc.com.

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