Alliant Energy Foundation Grant Award

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ASAC received a $2500 Community Grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation for its Heart of Iowa Food Pantry. Heart of Iowa is ASAC’s residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and women with children. The moms and their children live as a family in on-campus apartments. We provide their week-day noon and evening meals so the moms can participate in treatment programming. The clients, however, are responsible for making the daily breakfasts and week-end meals for their families. Many of the moms and their children do not have food stamps/SNAP benefits when they first enter the program or the financial means to purchase food. To help these families, ASAC maintains a food pantry to provide week-day and week-end food boxes for the new families until they receive their food stamps/SNAP benefits. The need for food boxes has substantially increased from over the past several years. In 2013 ASAC’s Heart of Iowa Food Pantry provided 240 food boxes, in 2014 – 318, and in 2015 – 350. This grant award helps meet this growing need. Thank you, Alliant Energy Foundation, for helping Heart of Iowa families!