May 6, 2020
Feeding the Hungry Amidst the Pandemic
As employees of Crum & Forster, today, we are more proud than ever to be part of the Fairfax family of companies, who have donated more than $2 million dollars to food banks and humanitarian causes providing services to those disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of Fairfax we were able to direct our donations within the communities that we live and work. To this end we chose 13 local charities focused on providing these much-needed services. A $200,000 donation was made evenly to food need-based organizations supporting our communities. Charities receiving support are: Hands on Hartford, Connecticut; Feeding Florida; Hawaii Foodbank; Blessings in a Backpack, Illinois; Forgotten Harvest, Michigan; Akron Regional Foodbank, Ohio; Feeding PA; Arkansas Foodbank; Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, Childrens Restoration Network, Georgia; NourishNJ; The Bowery Mission, New York, and Kids Meals Inc., Texas.
“Giving back to the community has always been part of our DNA at Crum & Forster,” said Barb Katz, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work through service hours, corporate donations, the C&F Cares matching gift program, and our employee-led Charitable Impact Committee.”
In 2019, 400 employees participated in 20 community-based programs throughout the United States and personally donated to over 600 worthy organizations. In total, C&F donated over $1.7 million to charitable organizations last year. The Charitable Impact Committee bridges the gap between employees and their communities and donates about $200 thousand annually to provide critically needed monetary assistance to small, locally-based charities with limited funding. The C&F Cares program (where the company will match 100% of all employee donations to eligible organizations and institutions up to an annual match per employee of $10,000) donations totaled over $479 thousand in 2019.