Arbella Insurance Foundation’s “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” initiative celebrates its 10th year
Nashua, N.H. – January 31, 2018 – Marc Berube, President of Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, announced today that the agency has donated $1,000 to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter as part of the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” program. Along with Eaton & Berube, Arbella’s Foundation donated $1,000, bringing the total donation to $2,000.
Now in its 10th year, Let’s Drive Out Hunger aims to alleviate the prevalent issue of food insecurity in New England. The Arbella Insurance Foundation collects contributions from any of Arbella Insurance Group’s nearly 500 partner independent agents and matches each donation on a two-to-one basis – up to $1,000 per agency. Over the past nine years, the Arbella Insurance Foundation and independent agents have contributed more than $940,000 to more than 400 emergency food programs, soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters throughout New England. This year, the program aims to exceed its $1 million goal of giving.
“Hunger is a persistent issue in all of our communities, and we are proud to donate to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter to help local families overcome food insecurity,” Berube said. “We encourage other businesses to follow suit.”
The severity of hunger continues to affect thousands of families across New England. According to the USDA, 13 percent of households in Connecticut and more than 10 percent in New Hampshire suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Fifty-six thousand families in Rhode Island lack adequate food. In Massachusetts, research shows that almost 10 percent of households struggle to find and provide healthy meals.
“The Arbella Insurance Foundation is dedicated to fighting hunger in the local communities we serve,” said John Donohue, chairman, president and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group and chairman of Arbella’s Foundation. “As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Let’s Drive Out Hunger program, we’re thrilled to be quickly nearing our goal of raising one million dollars; but we couldn’t do it without our independent agents. We’re so proud of the wonderful work they’re doing to drive out hunger and we’re dedicated to supporting them by maximizing their contributions to help local families in need.”
About Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency
Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency is a local, family-owned independent insurance agency in Nashua, N.H. The agency has been serving the insurance needs of New Hampshire families and businesses for 75 years, with a strong focus on community support and involvement. Eaton & Berube offers a comprehensive line of personal and commercial insurance products, including home, auto, renters, umbrella, general liability, workers’ compensation, professional liability, medical malpractice, and equine/farm insurance.
About the Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Foundation
Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. The mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.