OceanPoint Insurance employees were able to raise a total of $1000 through their ‘Donations for Denim’ casual workday program. This initial funding was matched by Arbella Insurance to provide much-needed funding for food programs in the local communities.
Additionally, through the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Agent Matching Gift Program, $500 donations were given to the East Bay Community Action Program – Tiverton Food Pantry and the West Bay Community Action Program.
Arbella is committed to supporting its distinguished agents in their charitable interests and involvement.
“Food insecurity continues to be a significant problem for so many of our communities throughout Rhode Island. 48,000 Rhode Island households, according to the USDA, are food insecure,” said OceanPoint Insurance President and CEO, Douglas Mayhew.
Fighting hunger has always been at the core of Arbella’s giving. That is why the Arbella Insurance Foundation created the “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” campaign to support local hunger relief programs. Since its inception in 2007, ‘Let’s Drive Out Hunger’ has raised $1,207,719 for food pantries, soup kitchens, and food programs in hundreds of 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.
The campaign centers on a matching gift program in which the Arbella Insurance Foundation matches donations made by Arbella Insurance Group’s independent agents, on a two-to-one basis. The Let’s Drive Out Hunger program begins every year in November.