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Supporting school-based food pantries in southern Wisconsin

American Transmission Co. is getting into the back-to-school spirit by partnering with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to help support Merrill Elementary School Pantry in Beloit, the Southwest Technical College Food Pantry in Fennimore, and the Mobile Pantry program in Platteville.

“Support for our school-based food pantries, and our mobile pantries is critical,” says Dan Stein, President/CEO for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “We’re grateful to ATC for their support of those in our community who struggle to make ends meet.”

In addition to monetary contributions, Dane County employees volunteer their time. Information about volunteering is available at secondharvestmadison.org/volunteer.

ATC’s contribution will be used to:

  • Cover 40 percent of the annual food cost and provide nearly 12,000 pounds of food through the Beloit School Pantry to at least 60 different families and 125 children annually
  • Cover nearly 50 percent of the annual food costs and provide nearly 6,500 pounds of food to the Southwest Technical College Food Pantry – which serves about 60 households per month
  • Cover nearly three months of food costs and provide nearly 19,500 pounds of food to 100 households per month at the Platteville Mobile Pantry

Pat, a food pantry recipient, is trying to raise grandchildren and great-grandchildren on a fixed income.

“The school food pantry program has been a lifesaver for my family. So many families would be going without, and the children really need it,” Pat said.