Alliant Energy: donates 73,500 meals to local food pantries

MADISON, Wis.– More than 150 food pantries in Iowa and Wisconsin received over 73,500 meals as Alliant Energy and its customers teamed up to support local families in need. Throughout March and April, Alliant Energy provided three meals to a food pantry for each customer who enrolled in My Account, the company’s online account management tool.

“We want to send a huge thank you to our customers for signing up for My Account to help their neighbors and families in need,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of Alliant Energy’s Foundation. “We’re living our purpose to serve customers and build strong communities by supporting the hard work of our food pantry partners across our service area and providing an easy tool for customers to use with My Account.”

Over 24,500 customers contributed to support local food pantries, resulting in a nearly $25,000 donation from Alliant Energy to local food pantries. Each dollar donated to a food pantry buys approximately three meals.

“We want to thank Alliant Energy for their recent promotion and donation,” said Major Tom McDowell, Rock County Coordinator for the Salvation Army. “This gift comes at a significant time, as we prepare to operate in new ways with our food distribution. We also thank Alliant Energy’s customers for making this gift possible.”

A complete list of local food pantries, including mobile food pantries, receiving funds is available at

Customers not only helped fill local food pantries. They’ll also save time and money.

My Account allows Alliant Energy customers to quickly and easily manage their account online and through a mobile app. Features include:

  • Track energy usage and set up high-usage alerts to save money.
  • Pay bills online by using a checking/savings account or credit/debit card (no fees).
  • Automatic bill payment.
  • View payment history with all statements stored in one digital location.
  • Report power outages and receive notifications of local outages.

Over 440,000 Alliant Energy customers are enrolled in My Account and receiving everything they need to manage their account in one convenient place.