Edmonds insurance company donates $20K to food banks

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 147

Last updated 4/29/2020 at 3:12pm

Dennis Bolger

From 2019: Allstate food bank volunteer efforts in Edmonds, which is why the volunteers are not masked or gloved.

In honor of National Volunteer Week April 19-25, Edmonds Allstate agency owners supported volunteers and workers of Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition with a $20,000 donation on behalf of The Allstate Foundation, which also supports the Edmonds Food Bank.

"These are trying times for everyone, which is why Allstate agents are pulling together to help those most in need in our community to ensure families don't go without food," said local Allstate agent Dennis Bolger.

"Food banks are in need now more than ever, and I am grateful to be in a position to give back to my community. By donating to the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition, we are supporting people across Snohomish County, including those right here in Edmonds."

In addition, participating agents hosted virtual food drives on their social media platforms to raise awareness of the coalition's mission to eliminate hunger throughout Snohomish County communities.

The Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition works with over 18 member food banks across the county.

Bolger said his insurance company, like others, has started a payback program for customers.

"People are driving less, so there are fewer accidents," he said. "This is why Allstate launched its Shelter-in-Place Payback a couple weeks ago. It's our plan to return over $600 million to Allstate auto customers.

"Another change Allstate made was expanding insurance coverage for customers who use their personal vehicles to deliver food, medicine, and other goods for commercial purposes. Standard personal auto insurance policies typically exclude this coverage, but Allstate is ensuring our customers have protection in the coming months."


 

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