Mel Foster Insurance Helps River Bend Food Bank Receive Grant

DAVENPORT, IOWA, December 19, 2023 – The River Bend Food Bank received a $5,000 grant through a national opportunity made available to Mel Foster Insurance. Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation invites its partners, like Mel Foster Insurance, to nominate a local non-profit for a grant each year. Mel Foster Insurance nominated the River Bend Food Bank for consideration to receive a grant to purchase food to close the meal gap in Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois.

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation Grant Program has awarded over $1 million across communities to help people and families grow and prosper. “Mel Foster Insurance wants to impact the communities we serve positively,” said Marc Engels, president of Mel Foster Insurance. “Through combined efforts with partners like Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation, we can utilize our national connections to make a difference for those in need right here in our community. We believe insurance plays a role every day in stabilizing families, businesses, and communities in times of need. This grant helps our local food bank feed those in need today.”

“We are beyond grateful to Mel Foster Insurance and Hastings Mutual Insurance Company for their efforts and generosity,” said Nancy Renkes, President & CEO of River Bend Food Bank.  “It is through community partnerships such as these that we can continue our mission of solving hunger in our area.”

About Mel Foster Insurance

Locally owned and operated, Mel Foster Insurance is a full-service, independent agency with specialized professionals in the areas of business risk management, employee benefits, individual/group retirement planning, and personal insurance. Founded in 1932, it represents over 25 of the region’s most financially stable insurance carriers and offers residential and commercial clients coverage. Visit Mel Foster Insurance for more information. Connect with Mel Foster Insurance on Facebook or LinkedIn.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation

In 2004, the Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit organization to help financially challenged families. To date, the Charitable Foundation has donated more than $1.3 million to local communities.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
For more than 135 years, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company has helped customers protect their valued assets and rebuild after devasting losses. Hastings Mutual has a rich history of service to policyholders, agents, employees, and the community. 

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