Arbella Insurance Foundation Raised More Than $130,000 for 89 Hunger Relief Programs Across New England

Foundation in partnership with independent insurance agents raised $1,207,719 over 11 years


QUINCY, Mass., April 10, 2019
The Arbella Insurance Foundation ("Arbella") today announced that it has raised $133,430 for its “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” campaign, which supports hunger relief programs across New England. Let’s Drive Out Hunger centers on a matching gift program in which Arbella matches donations made by independent agents who represent the insurers within the Arbella Insurance Group, on a two-to-one basis, up to $1,000 per agency. From November 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019, independent insurance agents raised $52,460 matched with $80,970 from Arbella for local food pantries, soup kitchens and food programs in nearly 100 communities across New England.

“Now in our second decade of the Let’s Drive Out Hunger campaign, we continue to see the unwavering generosity of the Arbella Insurance Group’s independent agents who give to local food pantries and charities,” said John Donohue, chairman, president and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group and chairman of the Arbella Insurance Foundation. “We would like to acknowledge the Arbella Insurance Group’s independent agents who are dedicated to supporting the needs of their local communities. Thank you for making a positive impact and for your commitment to fighting hunger in New England.”

Let’s Drive Out Hunger empowers agents to select food programs in their own communities that they want to support. 89 food pantries across New England received donations this year, including Bread of Life, Malden, MA, Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield, CT, Greater Fall River Food Pantry, Fall River, MA, Martin Luther King Community Center, Newport, RI, Northampton Survival Center, Northampton, MA, Our Neighbor’s Table, Amesbury, MA, St. Peter’s Kitchen, Plymouth, MA, Salem Mission, Salem, MA and Worcester County Food Bank, Shrewsbury, MA.

"The generosity of the Arbella Insurance Foundation each year makes it possible for us to purchase grocery and household items at greatly reduced prices,” said Trish Tucke of Westwood Food Pantry. “Those items are then distributed to Westwood residents in need, many of whom are seniors. The contribution and kindness of Arbella and the Arbella Insurance Group’s independent agents are greatly appreciated by all.”

Arbella and the insurance companies within the Group lead several initiatives to fight hunger and increase access to nutritious food for families and individuals in Massachusetts.

About the Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Foundation

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Top Charitable Contributors” for eleven consecutive years, the mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.

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