Thirty Allstate agency owners from the Dallas/Fort Worth area recently came together to secure $30,000 from The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program, the company said in news release. The grant will support Tarrant Area Food Bank’s mission to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources to individuals in Fort Worth.
The agency owners earned $1,000 each for Tarrant Area Food Bank by volunteering at the organization’s Community Garden. Through the program, volunteers are invited to the Learning Garden to help plant and harvest fruits and vegetables, pull weeds and turn compost.
“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners and financial specialists see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” Field Corporate Relations Manager Roberto DeLeon said in the release. “Giving back is the core of the Allstate Foundation; we believe that helping others is how we strengthen communities and improve lives.”
Tarrant Area Food Bank, founded in 1982 is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer.
The news release said since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed more than $400 million to support community nonprofits, $25 million of that in 2016.
– FWBP Staff