Drive Out Hunger will supply 1.35 million meals to local food


MADISON, Wis. – October 30, 2019 – Seven food banks in Iowa and Wisconsin will receive $450,000 as a result of the Alliant Energy Foundation’s Drive Out Hunger event.

Thanks to the astonishing efficiency of local food banks, these dollars will buy 1.35 million meals. Funds raised at Drive Out Hunger will benefit seven foodbanks across Iowa and Wisconsin.

“With this tremendous donor support, we can continue to improve the lives of those struggling with hunger in our communities,” said Michelle Orge, President and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank. “Alliant Energy and its business partners are great examples of the difference businesses can make to help fight hunger.”

Working together was a key theme of the Drive Out Hunger event, which brought together 68 business partners of Alliant Energy, from clean energy consultants to construction contractors and logistics partners. Top sponsors this year included InterCon Construction, AECOM, Michels Energy, PwC, Border States, Perkins Coie, White Construction, GE and KS Energy Services.

“Hunger is an issue that everyone can understand. Everyone agrees that kids shouldn’t be going to bed hungry,” said Julie Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “Drive Out Hunger is an opportunity for Alliant Energy and our business partners to come together and make big progress – not just on our latest project, but for our communities and neighbors.”

Over the past 13 years, Drive Out Hunger has raised $4 million, or 14.8 million meals, for local families.


Food bank


HACAP Food Reservoir

Hiawatha, Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Northeast Iowa Food

Waterloo, Iowa

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin

Madison, Wis.

Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin

 Milwaukee, Wis.

River Bend Foodbank

 Davenport, Iowa

Food Bank for The Heartland

 Omaha, Neb.


The Alliant Energy Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) and is operated as a separate entity led by its own board of directors. The Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers live and work. The Foundation, which is funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners, seeks to further the corporation’s goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society. Since 1998, the Foundation has contributed more than $50 million to innovative projects and local nonprofits. For more information, visit



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