Who: Assurance employees volunteered at Northern Illinois Food Bank, a nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in the 13 counties they serve. Northern Illinois Food Bank strives to provide more than 71,000 individuals with a meal each week. 

What: Assurance volunteers spent the day sorting, packing and weighing russet and sweet potatoes. The 4,736 pounds of russet potatoes they packed into five-pound potato sacks will provide 3,943 meals for hungry neighbors. The 4,150 pounds of sweet potatoes will provide 3,458 meals and are now ready to be delivered to those in need. 

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where: Northern Illinois Food Bank

Why: The volunteer opportunity is one of 21 similar events scheduled for 2018 where Assurance employees donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT). Assurance employees have donated over 22,000 labor hours in the last 13 years through ACT.