Insurance Partners Agency teams again with Cleveland Indians and Greater Cleveland Foodbank for Lift Up America/Tyson Food Drive

Be a Leader Worth FollowingSince 2010, Insurance Partners Agency has served as the sole regional corporate sponsor to help bring protein for those in need in northeast Ohio. And, each of those years, more than 40 Insurance Partners staff members volunteer, roll up their sleeves, and help move roughly 35,000 pounds of frozen food - from a semi, to pallets, to about 30 awaiting vehicles of agencies of Greater Cleveland Food Bank that distribute this vital nutrition to our neighbors in need.

“Hunger is a basic need that goes unmet for many families in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Indians are proud to host this food drive to combat hunger as part of our commitment to the region’s communities,” said Rebecca Kodysh, executive director of community impact for the Cleveland Indians.

"Our communities and people are intertwined and depend on one another. Each of us has or will experience difficult times. We are blessed, grateful, and honored to be able to help others. We challenge every organization and person to do what they can." says George Dadas, CEO of Insurance Partners Agency.

Since 2004, Lift Up America has partnered with corporations, pro sports teams and non-profit organizations to help communities in times of need. "We are excited to work with the Indians, Tyson Foods and Insurance Partners Agency again this year. Through these efforts in fighting hunger, we hope that we can serve as an example for our youth and encourage the next generation to be Ambassadors of Compassion,” said Eric Hannah, president of Lift Up America.

Since 2005, Tyson Foods has assisted Lift Up America in providing food in more than 20 cities to reduce domestic hunger in the United States. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States. “We want to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with food insecurity,” said Annetta Young, Tyson Foods’ director of corporate social responsibility.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank calls upon its communities to take action to fight domestic hunger. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank provides food and critical nonfood products to more than 700 programs that serve hungry men, women and children. A 2014 Feeding America study found that in Northeast Ohio, more than 574,000 people turn to hunger programs annually.

“We’re grateful to the Cleveland Indians, Lift Up America, Tyson Foods, and Insurance Partners Agency for again providing this much-needed protein that will help meet the abundant hunger needs of many in the Greater Cleveland community,” said Kristin Warzocha, president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “Thank you for your continued commitment to feeding hungry people in Northeast Ohio.”