Main Street America’s NGM Charitable Foundation Supports Local Nonprofits with Holiday Honorarium

Employee-Driven Food and Toy Drives also Benefit Children
and Families during ‘Season of Giving’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Main Street America Group gave back to local communities in a
variety of impactful ways during the just-completed holiday season.

This included an honorarium from its NGM Charitable Foundation to
nonprofit organizations in its eight office markets, as well as
employee-driven food and toy drives which benefitted thousands of
families and children.

Honorarium Program

Main Street America’s NGM Charitable Foundation supported a nonprofit
organization in each of its eight office markets with its second annual
Holiday Honorarium Program. A check presentation ceremony was held at
each of the super-regional property/casualty insurance company’s eight
offices in December. In total, the Foundation presented $28,500 to these

  • St. John’s Food for the Poor Program – Auburn, Mass.
  • Second Harvest Heartland – Maple Grove, Minn.
  • Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia – Richmond, Va.
  • Daniel Kids Foundation – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Open Door Mission – Omaha, Neb.
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana – Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Make-A-Wish Central New York – Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Rise for Baby and Family – Keene, N.H.

“In the spirit of holiday season giving, our 2016 Honorarium Program
provided much-needed funding to eight nonprofit organizations that align
with our Foundation’s mission,” said Tom Van Berkel, Main Street
America’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This was an ideal way
for us to support organizations that are making a significant impact in
the communities where our employees work and live.”

Impactful Food and Toy Drives

Hundreds of families will reap the benefits of Main Street America’s 13th
Annual Holiday Season Food Drive, where the company’s employees donated
1 ton of much-needed nonperishable goods to eight local food banks:

  • Auburn, Mass. – Worcester County Food Bank
  • Indianapolis, Ind. – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
  • Jacksonville, Fla. – Nourishment Network/Lutheran Social Services
  • Keene, N.H. – The Community Kitchen Inc.
  • Maple Grove, Minn. – Second Harvest Heartland
  • Omaha, Neb. – 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 13th Annual Holiday Season Toy Drive
provided hundreds of toys to less fortunate children via Toys for Tots
in Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York and Virginia;
Project Share in the Monadnock Region of Southwestern New Hampshire and
the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota in the Twin Cities area.

“Main Street America’s employees greatly expressed their generosity by
giving back to our local communities again this year through our very
impactful food and toy drives,” Van Berkel said. “They recognize the
challenges many of our neighbors face every day and hope their
contributions of food and toys made the holiday season brighter for
thousands of children and 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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