~ Together, They Help Provide Freshly Prepared Meals to Children ~
Over the span of two weeks and 700 hours, 200 Allstate employees and agency owners banded together with Salem-based Feeding America Southwest Virginia to provide and prepare meals for local children.
The volunteer project was part of Allstate’s annual Bring Out the Good Month. Held in April, Bring Out the Good Month encourages Allstate employees to volunteer for and donate to causes they care about in their local communities.
“At Allstate, we believe in improving lives and making communities stronger,” said Roy Dwyer, Allstate volunteer event project coordinator. “Bring Out the Good Month has special meaning for Allstaters. We’re passionate about helping. We assist in staffing soup kitchens, mentor youth and beautify community spaces. Supporting others is truly our purpose and it’s a source of pride for us.”
Feeding America Southwest Virginia helps eliminate hunger in the region. The Salem Allstate team volunteered by loading food donations performing office work, securing food-filled backpacks, and much more.
This year, Allstate employees and agency owners participated in more than 800 volunteer projects and raised more than $7 million dollars during Allstate’s Bring Out the Good Month. In 2016, Allstate employees and agency owners donated 230,000 volunteer hours through the yearlong Allstate Helping Hands® in the Community volunteer program and supported more than 8,800 nonprofits through Allstate’s annual Giving Campaign. In addition, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $42 million to support local communities last year.
-Submitted by Orly Telisman