BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 24, 2018, 64 employees from USAgencies, a subsidiary of Confie, spent three hours sorting through more than 40,000 pounds of food at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Their efforts will help feed 9,000 families in need.
This day of volunteerism aligns with Confie's core value of giving back to the communities it serves.
"Helping people is our top priority," said Austin Bonn, President of Sales for USAgencies. "Our employees are committed to making a difference — not just for our customers, but for all of our neighbors. When there's an opportunity to participate in a meaningful cause, they jump in with both feet."
And their enthusiasm is infectious, according to Bonn. "They come back to the office talking about how much fun they had and how rewarding it is to be involved in a social action program."
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank strives to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. The nonprofit organization has served the hungry in 11 areas for more than 30 years.
"The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank could not help those who struggle with food insecurity in our community without the assistance of our volunteers," said Julianna Gentile, the organization's Public Relations/Communications Coordinator. "Last year, thanks to their hard work, time, and dedication, we distributed over 10 million pounds of food."
Volunteering is a great team building opportunity, added Gentile. "It allows colleagues to work together while supporting a greater purpose — which in our case is fighting hunger. I think it's incredible that USAgencies employees take time from work to give back."
Confie's pledge to give back to the community and build a winning culture plays out in a variety of initiatives throughout the year. The company will once again be a national sponsor of the annual Toys for Tots drive taking place at the end of the year.
To get involved with the Great Baton Rouge Food Bank, please contact (225) 359-9940 or visit https://brfoodbank.org.
Established in 2008, Confie is a leading, national insurance distribution company primarily focused on personal lines and small commercial insurance. The experienced Confie management team continues to build Confie's portfolio of regional personal lines brokerages. The company has leading market positions in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Missouri, and Louisiana. Confie is a portfolio company of ABRY Partners. For more information about Confie, please visit www.confie.com.