Written by David Castellon
Nineteen Allstate insurance offices in Fresno, Clovis, Visalia and Dinuba will accept through the end of the month non-perishable food that will be donated to local food banks.
The company’s CAN Hunger Food Drive, which kicked off Monday, involves more than 150 participating Allstate offices throughout California.
“One in eight Californian’s don’t know where their next meal will come from. One in four of those affected are children who rely on subsidized school meals. During the summer months, your local food bank takes action and provides food to those who are in need,” states a press release issued by Liz Wynn, executive director of the Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry, one of the participating food banks.
“Collecting donations is vital to help those suffering from hunger. This is why Allstate agents are partnering with your local Feeding America food bank and collecting donations,” the statement continues.
“This is the first time we have done a food drive of this sort” in California, said Nicole Clark, an Allstate spokeswoman.
She said that besides collecting food, each of the participating Allstate offices has committed to award its annual $1,000 Helping Hands grant — which each of the company’s offices can choose to award to a nonprofit — to a local food bank.
So the Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry will receive a total of $5,000 from the five participating Allstate offices in that city, Wynn said.
To see a list of Central Valley Allstate offices accepting food donations, go online to http://conta.cc/2tpVzlT.