MADISON, Wis. — Ottumwa is one of 14 communities that will receive holiday food boxes from an Alliant Energy donation.

The company announced a $100,000 donation that will feed 2,000 families this holiday season.

Ottumwa joins Burlington, Cedar Rapids/Marion, Clinton, Dubuque, Marshalltown and Mason City as Iowa communities to benefit. Four Oaks will distribute the boxes in their various programs.

Hy-Vee provided food at a discounted rate to Alliant Energy and helped assemble the boxes. The boxes will also include a gift certificate for fresh meat, seafood or dairy products for each family to select at their local Hy-Vee.

According to Feeding America, more than 80 percent of the nation's food banks are seeing increased numbers for people served due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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