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Allstate agent secures grant to benefit Feed’em Soup

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 10:32 a.m. CDT
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Allstate agent Patrick Shafer secured a $1,000 donation from The Allstate Foundation for Feed'em Soup in DeKalb. From left, Feed ‘em Soup Chef Alex Smith, Tom Sparacino, Kathy Guyer, Maria Montano, Patrick Shafer, Todd Busch, Steve Latimer, Josh Akers and 12-year-old volunteer Jerimiah Haynes (front).

SYCAMORE– Local Allstate agent Patrick Shafer received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service. Because of Shafer’s outstanding volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Feed‘em Soup in DeKalb, where Shafer volunteers.

Shafer’s wife, Mary, and staffers Tom Sparacino and Kathy Guyer volunteer at Feed’em Soup with him.

“We recognize the importance of providing volunteer support to agencies in our communities that help others and enjoy and support the efforts of all the volunteers at Feed‘em Soup,” Shafer said. “This grassroots nonprofit organization delivers exceptional service to our community and is something all of us in DeKalb County can be proud of.”

The Allstate Foundation awards $2 million every year to nonprofit organizations across the country in honor of dedicated Allstate agency owners who give back to their communities through outstanding volunteerism. Now in its 60th year, The Allstate Foundation has given more than $300 million in financial contributions to communities around the country.  

“The Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award celebrates the spirit of service and commitment to communities where we live, work and do business,” said Kate Nack, director of The Allstate Foundation in Illinois.

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