The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was nominated by General Insurance Services (GIS) to receive a $5,000 donation to help the region’s fight against hunger as part of Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents, like GIS, are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The Westfield Insurance Foundation, an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield, awards the donation as an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty.
This year, the grant program, funded by Westfield Insurance Foundation, is focused on supporting nonprofits that are helping families and businesses stabilize and recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last 15 months, nonprofits became increasingly important as the number of people in need increased while funding support simultaneously evaporated. Many agents participating in the Legacy of Caring program this year elected to nominate their local Feeding America foodbank, Urban League or United Way because of the critical resources they provide to their communities.
“As our businesses and schools reopen and ‘return to normal,’ Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program reminds us that is may take years to return to the stability and security people and businesses, including nonprofits, enjoyed before the pandemic happened,” said Kara Moon, Marketing Coordinator for GIS.
“We appreciate the partnership with General Insurance Services to support our hunger relief efforts in the Region”, said Victor A. Garcia, CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.” This helps as we continue to provide ongoing support to so many of our neighbors who are still recovering from the effects of the pandemic”.
The Westfield Insurance Foundation will donate more than $600,000 dollars to neighborhoods across the country. General Insurance Services is one of nearly 100 agencies that nominated a nonprofit, including the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing over $3 million since 2015.
“We value our partnerships with our independent insurance agencies,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, and Westfield Insurance Foundation Chair. “2020 was an incredibly tough year and Westfield recognizes that families trying to achieve and maintain stability were faced with multiple barriers to success. Investing in our agents’ communities will help families realize short-term successes with long-lasting outcomes.”
About General Insurance Services
Since 1935, General Insurance Services has helped their clients manage their risk to protect what matters most. We’ve set out to be an agency built on strong ethics, enduring relationships, and an undeniable passion for what we do. We strive to be a resource for all forms of insurance and risk management. It is our deep understanding of our client’s needs, combined with our knowledge and expertise, that allows us to successfully deliver sound advice and adhere to our mission of securing the future of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.genins.com.
About Westfield Insurance Foundation Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.