Nationwide Insurance Foundation Donates $45,000 to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Nationwide Insurance Foundation continues their annual grant donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
June 13, 2012
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank today announced that they have received a grant totaling $45,000 from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is receiving the funds as a part of a $1.25 million donation being made to the national office of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, and 21 of its member food banks in communities where Nationwide Insurance employees live and work.
“Nationwide is honored to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Tanya Comedy, Director, Sales Operations, Nationwide Insurance. “We’re also proud of the of Nationwide central PA employees who selflessly give of their time and energy in support of hunger-relief initiatives. At Nationwide, we believe we can do more together than we can alone.”
In addition to Nationwide Insurance Foundation’s financial support, thousands of Nationwide employees donate to food drives and volunteer at food banks across the country each year. In 2010, Feeding America awarded Nationwide Insurance the Group Volunteer Service of the Year award for the company’s work with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
The grant funding is coming at a time of particular need as food insecurity remains high in central Pennsylvania according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap data. For example, in Dauphin County, more than one in 10 residents is food insecure.