Allstate Insurance Company recently held its first Capital Regional Advisory Board meeting of 2019 to share information, learn from each other and to give back to our community. Assistance League of Northern Virginia was pleased that our Weekend Food for Kids program was once again featured as Allstate’s volunteer service activity.
Lynn Barron and Karen Amster, board members from our all-volunteer nonprofit, were invited to speak about Assistance League’s program that decreases childhood hunger and other philanthropic programs that benefit low-income children in Northern Virginia. Following the presentation, Allstate executives and regional advisory board members, including exclusive agents and exclusive financial specialists from D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, came together for a common goal of feeding the hungry.
Sharee Merenov, Allstate Capital Region division manager, corporate relations, coordinated the resources and purchased the nonperishable food items to support The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community group activity. A team of 40 Allstate volunteers and 7 Assistance League volunteers packed nearly 500 bags of food for children who might otherwise go hungry on weekends.
Partnering with Allstate allowed our organization to satisfy an immediate need for food assistance at two Title I elementary schools not currently supported by our food program. With Allstate’s generosity, many children were in good hands this past weekend.
We want to thank Shaundra Turner Jones, Allstate Capital Region senior corporate relations manager, Robert Becker, Allstate Capital Region field senior vice president and Christine Angles, Manassas Allstate exclusive agent, for strongly supporting our mission to transform the lives of children and strengthen our community.