Schaumburg, Ill. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on October  28, 2015, when a number of employees spent theirwork day volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. 

Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,000 people each week. It is their mission to lead the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. 

The volunteer opportunity is one of 18 similar events scheduled for 2015, 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 October 28, Assurance volunteers had an incredibly successful day of packing food for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Employees packed 566 backpacks, 10,820 pounds of potatoes and 3,984 pounds of corn to provide a total of 22,524 meals for those in need. Some of the packing will assist in the 15,936 holiday meal packages the organization will be putting together in the next month. 

“It’s astonishing to see how much of a difference we can make in just one day,” said Sean Baker, marketing technology analyst at Assurance. “Knowing you’re helping those in need, especially during the holiday season, is an incredible feeling.”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, please visit www.solvehungertoday.org.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.