MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- People facing hunger were the big winners at the Alliant Energy Foundation's ninth annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic on September 14. More than $379,000 was raised for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and eight additional Feeding America member food banks in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois.
"Alliant Energy is pleased to sponsor this annual event, and we thank our business partners for their generous support in making this event possible," said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO. "We believe it's important to put our efforts into raising funds that directly affect the everyday lives of those in need. We remain committed to helping to improve the quality of life within the communities we serve. We appreciate the work done by Second Harvest, as well as other food banks throughout our service territory, in assisting those in need."
Since its inception in 2007, the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic has raised more than $2.2 million and provided more than 9 million meals to 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 Channel One, Inc. Food Bank & Food Shelf, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Iowa, HACAP Food Reservoir, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, River Bend Foodbank and Second Harvest Heartland.
"We are grateful to Alliant Energy and its business partners for being part of our mission to end hunger through the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic for the last nine years," says Dan Stein, President/CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. "The difference they've made in the lives of people who struggle with hunger in the communities they serve is inspiring."
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
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