Columbia, MO – September 30, 2020 – Feeding Missouri has received a generous $111,000 donation from Ameren Corporation through The AmerenCares “Power of Giving” COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This money will help provide emergency assistance through a coalition of food banks to help curb increased demand at food pantries in Ameren Missouri’s service territory.
Feeding Missouri is one of ten Missouri and Illinois nonprofit organizations that received donations through the AmerenCares fund. Ameren employees and its Board of Directors came together to donate more than $800,000 to be allocated to nonprofit organizations serving customers throughout the company’s 64,000-mile service territory throughout Missouri and Illinois.
“COVID-19 has amplified the hunger problem already being faced by so many Missourians,” said Feeding Missouri Executive Director Scott Baker. “Thousands of families aren’t able to make ends meet right now through no fault of their own. This donation will help provide hope to thousands.”
The Power of Giving fund is one of many ways Ameren has rallied to help customers tackle the challenges from COVID-19. Throughout the past several months, the company provided $14 million in energy assistance funds for customers in Missouri and Illinois experiencing hardship. The Ameren Corporate Charitable Trust has also donated $2 million to nonprofit COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts on top of the funds raised through the Power of Giving campaign.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric service generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as, natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren.
Feeding Missouri is a coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state. Collectively, we distribute over 120 million pounds of food each year through a network of more than 1,500 community feeding programs. Follow us at facebook.com/FeedingMissouri, or follow on Twitter at @FeedingMO.