COLLINSVILLE IL, (DECEMBER 23, 2019) – To help Illinois food banks keep up with the demand this winter, Ameren Illinois presented a total of $50,000 to six food banks in central and southern Illinois.
The contribution will help provide nutritious meals to families across its service territory. The food banks and food pantries include Midwest Food Bank, Central Illinois Food Bank, Eastern Illinois Food Bank, Collinsville Food Pantry, Catholic Urban Programs and Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network.
“These organizations work hard year round to make sure families who struggle with food insecurities get the meals they need," said Ameren Illinois Chairman and President, Richard J. Mark. "We are hopeful these donations will have a positive impact on local families in our community now and into the New Year.”
The grant funds were made available through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. A key focus of this program is to partner with nonprofit organizations such as these to give back to communities across the 43,700-square-mile Ameren Illinois service territory.
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers throughout central and southern Illinois. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles and our mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.