Schaumburg, IL (September 16, 2013) - Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices near Chicago and St. Louis, continued its commitment to giving on August 28, 2013, when several employees spent their work day volunteering with Feed'em Soup (FES). This is the first year Assurance volunteers have assisted the organization.

Feed'em Soup Community Project is a registered 501(c)3 and meal provider service in DeKalb, Illinois. FES operates like a restaurant and all meals are cooked using the freshest ingredients for any person regardless of situation, background or ability to pay. In addition to a free, weekly meal, FES also offers an emergency food pantry, clothing closet and basic necessities. Children can attend a program designed to promote the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 15 similar days scheduled for 2013 where Assurance employees will donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company's employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).

On August 28, Assurance volunteers spent the day helping Chef Alex prepare meals for that evening's food service. The group made chicken, homemade rolls, snapped peas, baked beets and Oreo balls. While cooking, volunteers also cleaned up the area and washed dishes. With the help of Assurance, Feed'em Soup was able to feed hundreds of local families quickly and efficiently.

Under the motto We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 12,600 labor hours in a nine year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT.