JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employees of The Main Street America Group have donated more than 1 ton of non-perishable goods to several local food banks, as well as hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots and Project Share during the company’s annual holiday season food and toy drives.
“They recognize these are challenging times for many families throughout our communities and wanted to help both children and adults have a joyous holiday season.”
Nearly 2,600 pounds of non-perishable goods were donated to food banks in Main Street America’s seven local office markets:
- Auburn, Mass. – Worcester County (Mass.) Food Bank
- Indianapolis, Ind. – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
- Jacksonville, Fla. – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Florida
- Keene, N.H. – The Community Kitchen
- Richmond, Va. – Central Virginia Food Bank
- Spring Valley, Minn. – Spring Valley Food Shelf
- Syracuse, N.Y. – The Food Bank of Central New York
The toys, which included stuffed animals, games, dolls and a multitude of other gifts were donated to Toys for Tots in all locations except Keene, where employees donated to the region’s Project Share.
Toys for Tots was established by the U.S. Marine Corps to deliver a message of hope to needy children throughout the world through a shiny new toy during the holidays. Project Share’s Christmas Project Santa Claus makes the holidays bright for local needy children in the Monadnock Valley area of New Hampshire by fulfilling their pre-submitted “wish lists.”
“Our employees are dedicated to giving back to the communities where we work and live and have shown their generosity in a big way this year,” said Tom Van Berkel, Main Street America’s chairman and chief executive officer. “They recognize these are challenging times for many families throughout our communities and wanted to help both children and adults have a joyous holiday season.”
About The Main Street America Group
With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a super regional insurance company which writes business through nine property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Great Lakes Casualty Insurance Company Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Protection Insurance Company, Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company and Austin Mutual Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, and fidelity and surety bond products to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.
With nearly $1 billion in premium written exclusively by 2,000-plus independent insurance agents, the 89-year-old company insures more than 600,000 policyholders in 30 states and writes bonds in 45 states. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group as an "A" (Excellent). Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also an investor carrier in the new Consumer Agent Portal. For more information about Main Street America, please visit www.msagroup.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.