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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Hundreds of less-fortunate families will reap the benefits of Main
Street America’s 13th 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

  • 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.

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the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents &
Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company
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