(ST. PAUL, MN) – A $1,000 grant from Farmers Union Insurance Agency and their partner, MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”) was given to Second Harvest Heartland as part of MAX’s Mutual Aid Ministries Agent Community Grant program.  Second Harvest Heartland is the leading contributor and authority on hunger solutions in the Midwest, partnering with local food banks, ag surplus programs, produce cooperatives and other non-profit initiatives to serve those who are the most vulnerable - predominantly youth, the elderly, working families and post-secondary students.

Josh Vickerman has been named the new President and General Manager of the Agency, replacing Rodney Allebach. “Our office staff and agents enjoy volunteering at the Maplewood location,” Josh said.  “Sorting and distributing food at Second Harvest Heartland is not only a great team building exercise, but it is also an important part of our plan to give back to our community.  Our Agency is pleased to partner with MAX Insurance® and its Agent Community Grant program to make this gift possible.”

Farmers Union Insurance Agency is an Independent Insurance Agency representing MAX Insurance® in St. Paul and throughout Minnesota.  MAX Insurance®, based in Overland Park, Kansas, is a unique fair, faithful and socially responsible insurance enterprise.  Founded on religious principles, the company’s mission is to restore wholeness to communities and individuals in need.  It lives out its mission through a variety of quality, fairly-priced insurance products, outstanding personalized customer service and its unique Mutual Aid Ministries program.

“MAX is more than an insurance company.  We truly care beyond the contract,” said David Wine, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “That’s why we are excited to partner with Farmers Union Insurance Agency and help support Second Harvest Heartland in their community.”

For more information:

Farmers Union Insurance Agency
Josh Vickerman
305 Roselawn Avenue E
St. Paul, MN 55117
email josh@mnfuia.com
phone (651) 288-4070
website www.mnfuia.com

MAX Insurance® and Mutual Aid Ministries, visit www.maxinsurance.com.

Photo: Newly-appointed President and General Manager Josh Vickerman presenting check to Marsha Shotley, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Second Harvest Heartland.  FUIA Staff and Agents and parent company’s staff (Minnesota Farmers Union) participated.