Presenting the award (left to right): Tina Galindo and Lori Granberg of UCI; Bob O'connor and Dee Stetz of WFB.
Weld Food Bank Awarded $5,000 Donation through Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® Emergency Community Support Grants
Lori Granberg of Union Colony Insurance is Helping Give Back to Local Community During COVID-19 Crisis
Greeley, CO (June 22, 2020) – Union Colony Insurance is pleased to announce that Weld Food Bank (WFB) has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis.
Nominated by Lori Granberg of Union Colony Insurance - the donation will go directly to Weld Food Bank, a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading and engaging their community in the fight against hunger.
“My team and I have worked with Weld Food Bank for several years on their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, and we are incredibly thankful for Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance for providing extra funds to help the community when we need it most,” said Granberg. “Weld Food Bank has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the $5,000 donation will help them continue to make a difference to the community they serve.”
The $5,000 will be used towards weekly Mobile Food Pantry distributions at RE-6 Greeley/Evans schools. In the first two months of the food bank's COVID-19 response, they experienced a 150% increase in the number of people served through the Mobile Food Pantry program. This distribution site specifically targets families that relied on their school's Free & Reduced Lunch program as well as before and after school meals.
According to Bob O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer at Weld Food Bank, "We are very grateful to Lori and Union Colony Insurance for helping to secure this very generous gift for Weld Food Bank. The impact of this donation will translate into 20,000 meals for our neighbors struggling with hunger. It's through incredible partnerships like this that make our job a lot easier."
“It just made sense to nominate WFB,” said Granberg, “The programs they operate truly align with the mission of the Emergency Community Support Grants provided by Liberty Mutual and Safeco.”
“The goal of the Emergency Community Support Grants is to help our independent agents make an immediate impact during this critical time in the local communities where they live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Program Lead for Independent Agent Giving at Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.
Union Colony Insurance, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have a rich history in supporting local and national causes. Union Colony Insurance promotes a quarterly referral reward program supporting local charities in the northern Colorado region. Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance support local and national causes on the corporate level with the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Safeco Foundation, the employee involvement program Liberty Torchbearers, as well as through its Independent Agent Giving programs. For more information, visit www.agentgiving.com.
About Union Colony Insurance
Founded in the ’80s, Union Colony Insurance quickly made a reputation for itself specializing in agriculture, small business, and specialty insurance. While Union Colony Insurance also offers personal and auto policies, they pride themselves in maintaining a team of agents who are well versed within the industry sectors they serve.
Family owned and operated, Union Colony Insurance truly cares! Being an independent insurance agency, they have relationships with dozens of insurance companies, allowing them to find coverage tailored to you or your company’s specific needs.
Located in the heart of Greeley on 8th Avenue, the office is easily accessible to its customers – the team loves when visitors stop by! Union Colony’s goal is to guide the customer through the risk management process so the customer knows and understands their policy. Learn more about their services at unioncolonyins.com.
About Weld Food Bank
WFB is a working, 36,500 square foot warehouse that collects, stores and distributes food to those struggling with food insecurity across the 4,000+ square miles of Weld County through 78 partner agencies and seven direct service programs. To learn more about WFB, visit weldfoodbank.org/.