Alliant Energy’s Drive Out Hunger supplies 1.2 million meals to food banks

HACAP Food Reservoir in Hiawatha among beneficiaries of Alliant Energy Foundation’s 15th annual golf outing

The Alliant Energy Tower in downtown Cedar Rapids. IMAGE VIA ALLIANT ENERGY'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Seven food banks, including the HACAP Food Reservoir in Hiawatha, are receiving a total of $400,000 from the annual Drive Out Hunger golf event held by Alliant Energy’s Foundation Sept. 14.

Thee funds will purchase 1.2 million meals to fight hunger and provide food for local families, according to an Alliant Energy news release.

“We are truly proud of the support our Drive Out Hunger event has raised to combat hunger over the past 15 years,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of Alliant Energy Foundation. “We’re grateful our participating business partners embrace and share our mission to fight hunger in the communities we serve. Their continued support to help us serve our customers and build stronger communities is sincerely appreciated.”

Over 15 years, Drive Out Hunger has generated over 17 million meals for local food banks. This year, those food banks include:

  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Food Bank for the Heartland  – Omaha, Nebraska
  • Food Bank of Iowa – Des Moines, Iowa
  • HACAP Food Reservoir – Hiawatha, Iowa
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank – Waterloo, Iowa
  • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
  • River Bend Foodbank – Davenport, Iowa

Forty-five businesses teamed up with Alliant Energy to raise funds this year.

Drive Out Hunger is part of Alliant Energy’s purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build strong communities. For more information about Alliant Energy’s Foundation, visit