Ixonia Bank is proud to announce it has received a $20,000 grant through our partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and it has been determined that the beneficiaries of these funds will be split amongst the following food pantries:
Ixonia Food Pantry (located at N8346 North St, Ixonia, WI 53036), Oconomowoc Food Pantry (located at W359 N5848 Brown St, Oconomowoc WI, 53066), Watertown Food Pantry (located at 204 N 10th St, Watertown, WI 53094), and The FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County (located at 1301 Sentry Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186).
“During this crisis, our local food pantries have been vital community partners,” stated Dan Westrope, Ixonia Bank Chairman & CEO. “After reaching out and hearing stories of the need, the choice was an easy one. The impact that food insecurity can have on individuals and families in our communities needs to be addressed, and we ask anyone who can, to consider supporting their local food pantries by donating funds or giving food and non-perishable items.”
According to Feeding America’s 2019 Map the Meal Gap study, 578,480 people are struggling with hunger in Wisconsin – and of them 197,290 are children. We can only assume this number is likely much higher due to the far-reaching and damaging impact of the pandemic.
Karen Tredwell, Executive Director of The FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County, offered up her thanks, “I think I can speak for all the food pantries in expressing our gratitude to everyone at Ixonia Bank, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. It really couldn’t have come at a better time for us.”
About Ixonia Bank
For over 100 years, Ixonia Bank has been offering a full suite of business banking products and an array of financial services including personal checking, savings, loans, and wealth management services. Ixonia Bank was established in 1918 in Ixonia, Wisconsin; since then the Bank has grown to offer services at seven locations throughout Jefferson, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. To learn more about Ixonia Bank, please visit the Bank’s website at www.ixoniabank.com.
About the COVID-19 Relief Program
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is offering a COVID-19 Relief Program consisting of zero-rate advances and grants to support all of its member institutions and the communities they serve as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Relief Program opened on Monday, April 27, with funding available through Friday, May 22. For more information visit www.fhlbc.com.