Schaumburg, IL (June 6, 2014) - Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices near Chicago and St. Louis, continued its commitment to giving on May 29, 2014, when several employees spent their work day volunteering with Feed'em Soup (FES) Community Project. This is the second time Assurance volunteers have assisted the organization.

FES 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 in the community regardless of their 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 18 similar events scheduled for 2014, 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).

At the event, Assurance volunteers wiped down tables, chairs and kitchen surfaces, along with swept, mopped and washed dishes. The group also took out the garbage and helped with meal preparation for the week. The meals will feed 300-400 people in the DeKalb area.

“It’s great to see an organization that not only cares about local community members regardless of their situation, but also providing fresh, quality ingredients,” said Colleen Minarik, Director, Marketing and Events at Assurance. She continued, “Even one day of volunteering can really make a difference.”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 14,500 labor hours in a nine year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT.