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Press Release

MIDWEST FOOD BANK THE RECIPENT OF STATE FARM® GRANT

Date: February 5, 2019

Normal, IL – Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank has received $130,000 from State Farm through their Good Neighbor Citizenship philanthropy program. This grant is the latest in a series of support from the Bloomington, IL based insurance company. The funds will be applied to Midwest Food Bank’s food distribution to agencies, disaster relief and other food security programs.

“State Farm has a long history of supporting our efforts to help those in need,” says Jada Hoerr, Development & Relations Director of Midwest Food Bank. “State Farm employees truly are good neighbors, giving financially and through volunteer hours.”

“For years, State Farm has proudly maintained strong relationships with local organizations, including Midwest Food Bank,” said State Farm Senior Vice-President Annette Martinez. “This is our latest effort to help support the professional and educational needs of our community and make a sustained, positive difference in the lives of our neighbors in the Bloomington-Normal area.”

Midwest Food Bank has 10 locations in the United States, Africa and Haiti. Their mission is to alleviate hunger by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites at no cost to the recipients.

About State Farm®:

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 65,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

 Contact:

Jada Hoerr

Midwest Food Bank

309-370-0171

Jhoerr@midwestfoodbank.org