Workers at the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank in San Angelo prepare food for distribution to those in need Monday, April 20, 2020. (Photo: Colin Murphey / San Angelo Standard-Times)
SAN ANGELO — The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $5,000 donation from USI Insurance Services — with a chance to double the amount.
USI Insurance Services earned a 2020 Make More Happen Award, which recognized its volunteer work with the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank, according to a news release.
The award included a $5,000 donation, which can be increased to $10,000 later this week. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, the story of USI Insurance Services and the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank will be featured on the official Make More Happen microsite www.agentgiving.com/usi-southwest.
If the story receives at least 500 shares to Facebook, the donation will be doubled to $10,000.
Ken Roberts, an agent with USI Insurance Services, has been involved with the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank for the past 18 years and currently serves as board president.
“My family lived in poverty when I was a child, and as a result, we were often food insecure. I decided early on that my children would not suffer the same circumstances, and I would do what I could to make sure as many people as possible didn’t either,” Roberts said. “We are truly grateful for the Make More Happen Award because it is an incredible opportunity for us to provide much-needed funds to support the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank’s important work.”
The $10,000 would allow the food bank to expand its children’s feeding programs, providing approximately 80,000 meals to hungry children and families in the Concho Valley area, according to a news release.
“Our agents truly carry the ball when it comes to stepping up and volunteering for important causes in their local communities,” said Jennifer Hawkins, Liberty Mutual Insurance San Angelo Central Texas Region Territory Manager. “The Make More Happen program gives our agents an opportunity to make an even greater impact in areas like San Angelo, and we hope it inspires local residents to get out and support local charities.”
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