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Schaumburg, Ill. (September 17, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on August 20 and September 10, when a number of employees spent their work days volunteering with St. Louis Area Foodbank. This is the third year Assurance volunteers from the St. Louis office assisted the organization.

St. Louis Area Foodbank was started in 1975 to feed community members, as well as educate the public on the nature of hunger and solutions to this growing problem. With one in eight people in the bi-state region in need of food assistance, St. Louis Area Foodbank has become the area's largest nonprofit 501(c)(3) food distribution center.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).  

At the event, Assurance employees played an integral role in packing and preparing boxes of processed foods for local shelters. The group packed 33,696 pounds of food and prepared 27,507 meals on August 20. Additional Assurance volunteers returned on September 10 to pack 20,512 meals. Between both days, the two groups were able to provide over 48,000 meals.

“Although we’re a small a group, it’s great to see that we can have a tremendous impact on local families,” said Laurie DePriest, account manager at Assurance. “The meals packed will go to over 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois.”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with St. Louis Area Foodbank, please visit www.stlfoodbank.org

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com