ATC Funds School Pantry
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CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank, 608-216-7206, firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CO. FUNDS NEW SCHOOL FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM
MADISON, Wis., October 25, 2017 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a generous $1,500 contribution from American Transmission Co. to help support its School Pantry Program in Beloit. The funds will be used to cover the costs of providing healthy and nutritious food for three months to approximately 60 different families facing hunger in Beloit.
“Schools are at the center of activity in their neighborhood,” says Dan Stein, President/CEO for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “With the clear connection between a child’s ability to learn, and having access to enough healthy and nutritious food, it only made sense to put a food pantry in a school. We’re grateful to ATC for their support of this innovative way to help kids and families facing hunger in Beloit.”
The School Pantry in Beloit is the third of its kind in the 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties served by Second Harvest. The other two include school pantries in Sparta and Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin.
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 $4.3 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $4.6 billion in assets, including more than 9,600 miles of transmission lines and 554 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 our website at www.atcllc.com.
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, 2016 to June 30, 2017 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 13.9 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.
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