Heffernan Foundation Announces Virtual Food Drive

Nov 28, 2012, 18:22 ET from Heffernan Foundation

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, is pleased to announce it is holding a virtual food drive. 

Part of Heffernan Foundation's mission is to support nonprofits providing food assistance to those in need. This year, instead of having collection barrels in their offices during the holidays, Heffernan employees can donate 'virtual' food any time before December 17 by clicking on the link below and choosing what type of food they want to donate.  They can also donate a specific dollar amount.  No need to go to the store – employees can donate right from their desks.

To access the Heffernan Foundation's Virtual Food Drive, go to http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=7228.  To make a cash donation, click on "Checkout" without adding any food to the grocery cart, click on "Donate Now," and enter an amount.  

Michelle Lonaker, Philanthropy & Foundation Director, said, "This makes it more efficient and easier for our employees to give during this busy time of year. A one dollar donation from the Heffernan Foundation to the Virtual Food Bank buys four dollars worth of food."

For more information about this event or the Heffernan Foundation, contact Michelle Lonaker at 925.295.2575, or visit http://www.heffernanfoundation.com/News_and_Events.php.

About Heffernan Foundation

Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment. In addition to grants, the Foundation gives annual scholarships to Heffernan Group employees and their family members.  The Heffernan Foundation sponsors and participates in philanthropic events, fundraising and wellness efforts throughout the year. 

Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers.  Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan Insurance Brokers has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011. 

For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.                                                                               

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