Allstate Agency owners give $120,000 grant to Northwest food banks

The Allstate Foundation will donate $20,000 to Northwest Harvest

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Allstate agency owners across Washington are thanking food bank volunteers for their unwavering support of local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 120 agencies are virtually volunteering with Northwest food banks this week to secure $120,000 in Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grants to benefit local food banks, $20,000 which will go directly to Northwest Harvest, Washington’s leading hunger relief agency, according to a Allstate media release.

Three Kent agents are among those involved in securing the grants.

Allstate volunteers are taking to social media this week for a virtual food drive and to raise awareness of the food bank’s mission to eliminate hunger. The community can learn more about supporting Northwest Harvest by visiting the website. Northwest Harvest has a food warehouse in Kent.

“During a time like this where our communities are facing a crisis, I am proud to help an organization like Northwest Harvest, whose employees and volunteers have been working tirelessly to ensure families don’t go without food,” said local Allstate agent Michelle Tullius. “I’m so grateful to be a part of a community that is willing to come together during an uncertain time to help create some stability for families.”

Northwest Harvest is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants. These grants are secured by agency owners, personal financial representatives and licensed sales professionals on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer.

Participating Allstate agency owners include:

Thomas Abraham, Kent

Jerad Dennis, Kent

Michelle Lee, Kent

Steve Waiss, Renton

Mike Beardsley, Auburn

Bill Love, Federal Way

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