Alliant Energy is partnering with area Hy-Vee grocery stores to provide 1,000 food boxes for families in Burlington, Cedar Rapids/Marion, Clinton, Dubuque, Ottumwa, Marshalltown and Mason City, Alliant Energy announced this week. Four Oaks Family and Children Services is also distributing the boxes to families in family development, foster care and other programs. Each box includes a Hy-Vee gift certificate for fresh meat, seafood or dairy products. Alliant Energy is also distributing 1,000 food boxes with partners across Wisconsin. 

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