Main Street America’s Employees Give Back to Local Communities via Impactful Holiday Season Food Drive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 24, 2016--The Main Street America Group’s employees have generously donated 1 ton of non-perishable goods to several food banks throughout the local communities where its employees work and live.

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Volunteers at Nourishment Network/The Food Bank of North Florida (LSS), Jacksonville, Fla., sort through non-perishable goods donated by employees of The Main Street America Group. (Photo: Business Wire)

Hundreds of less-fortunate families will reap the benefits of Main Street America’s 13 th Annual Holiday Season Food Drive. The donated items will provide much-needed goods to eight food banks in the markets where the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier has offices:

Auburn, Mass. – Worcester County Food Bank Indianapolis, Ind. – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Jacksonville, Fla. – Nourishment Network/The Food Bank of North Florida (LSS) Keene, N.H. – The Community Kitchen Maple Grove, Minn. – Second Harvest Heartland Omaha, Neb. – Omaha Food Bank/Food Bank for the Heartland Richmond, Va. – Central Virginia Food Bank Syracuse, N.Y. – The Food Bank of Central New York.

“Main Street America’s employees greatly expressed their generosity by giving back to our local communities again this year through our very impactful 2016 holiday season food drive,” said Tom Van Berkel, chairman and CEO of Main Street America. “They recognize the challenges many of our neighbors face every day and hope their contributions will help make the holiday season brighter for hundreds of families.”

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a mutual insurance holding company which writes business through its nine property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Austin Mutual Insurance Company, Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, Great Lakes Casualty Insurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company and Main Street America Protection Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With more than $1 billion in premium written exclusively by 2,500 independent insurance agents, the 93-year-old company insures 600,000 policyholders in 36 states and writes bonds in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an "A" (Excellent) financial strength rating and “a+” issuer credit rating. The company has $1.1 billion in surplus (capital) and over $2.5 billion in total assets.

Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice ®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company partner of the TrustedChoice.com consumer agent portal and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please visit our newsroom at http://news.msagroup.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.

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CONTACT: The Main Street America Group

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