Second Helpings Awarded $5,000 Donation through Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance®  

May 14, 2020

Emergency Community Support Grants
ONI Risk Partners is Helping Give Back to Local Community During COVID-19 Crisis

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 14, 2020) – ONI Risk Partners, An EPIC Company, is pleased to announce that Second Helpings has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis.

The donation will go directly to Second Helpings, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Transforming Lives Through the Power of Food.

“Our corporate team has worked with Second Helpings for many years and we are incredibly thankful for Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance for stepping up to the plate and providing extra funds to help the community when we need it most,” said ONI President, Jim Hynes. “Second Helpings” has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the $5,000 donation will help them continue to make a difference to the community they serve.”

For more than 20 years, Second Helpings has operated a three-part approach to addressing hunger and poverty in Central Indiana. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants – preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create more than 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed Hoosiers in need. But since the COVID-19 pandemic began, they must prepare and deliver 50,000 meals a week. The $5,000 grant will fund as many as 4,000 meals. Using that same rescued food, Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program prepares adults with barriers to employment for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger and poverty at its source.

“The goal of the Emergency Community Support Grants is to help our independent agents make an immediate impact during this critical time in the local communities where they live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Program Lead for Independent Agent Giving at Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have a rich history in supporting local and national causes on the corporate level with the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Safeco Foundation, the employee involvement program Liberty Torchbearers, as well as through its Independent Agent Giving programs.

In addition to the $1M emergency community support grants, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance already committed to invest $375,000 into local nonprofits in 2020 through the Independent Agent Giving programs, Make More Happen and Change Agents. For more information, visit www.agentgiving.com.

About Second Helpings
Second Helpings is a community kitchen that prepares and delivers more than 1 million meals to the Central Indiana community each year. We’re not just teaching people to cook. We’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. We don’t just collect food. We rescue food, because we refuse to stand by and allow waste, while so many in our community do not have the healthy food they need to thrive.

About Independent Agent Giving
Independent Agent Giving is exclusively for insurance agents appointed to sell Liberty Mutual Small Commercial or Safeco Insurance. We depend on our agent partners to show us how and where to invest in their communities to help grow and sustain them.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through our independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.

About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. You can learn more about us by visiting www.Libertymutualinsurance.com and www.Safeco.com

About ONI
ONI Risk Partners, an EPIC Company, is the insurance broker that puts you first. Whether you’re looking for a business risk management solution, an employee benefits plan or even homeowners insurance, we take the time to understand your competitive environment or lifestyle and come up with practical solutions so you manage your business—or live your life—on your terms.

And while we’re part of one of the nation’s leading insurance brokers, EPIC, we understand that sometimes those solutions are about more than the right insurance policy, they’re about finding better ways to manage your risk challenges, keep your employees safe—or your home and family safer.