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Shelter Insurance® and Central Bank of Boone County Launch Veterans in Poverty Food Drive

10/26/2016

COLUMBIA, MO – November 1, 2016 - From November 1-15, 2016, Shelter Insurance® and Central Bank of Boone County are teaming up to collect food and personal care items for The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri's VIP Veteran Pack program. This program was launched by The Food Bank for the approximately 650 Veterans in Boone County who live at or below the poverty line.

Items being collected include pop-top canned entrees and fruit, peanut butter, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, soap and body wash. Donations can be dropped off at any Shelter Insurance agent's office and any Central Bank of Boone County location.

Jay MacLellan, Media Relations Director for Shelter said, "We are pleased to team up with Central Bank of Boone County to raise awareness for The Food Bank's VIP Veterans Pack program. Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, and this is one way we can thank and help them. It's especially nice that Veterans Day falls in the middle of the drive. It will be a great way for citizens of Boone County to honor our local Veterans."

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Shelter Insurance Companies offer auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 18 states via a network of local insurance agents. Shelter is rated an FSR of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. For more information, Jay MacLellan, Media Relations Director, at (573) 214-4393.

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Central Bank of Boone County is a $1.4 billion community bank with 16 locations in Columbia, Ashland, Boonville, Hallsville, Sturgeon and Centralia. As a member of Central Bancompany, Central Bank of Boone County has been recognized as one of America’s Best Banks by Forbes magazine for the past eight years.

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The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is a regional food network providing food to 132 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior programs and other partner agencies, as well as to children at 153 elementary schools through the Buddy Pack program in 32 counties in central and northeast Missouri. For more information, contact Janese Silvey, Communications Coordinator, at (573) 474-1020.

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