2021 marks the 13th year for Assured Life Association’s national member food drive. In the United States, 1 in 9 people face hunger in some way or other. According to Feeding America, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.
Even though there has been an improvement in people facing hunger over the years (when we started our national member food drive 13 years ago, 1 in 6 people in the United States was facing hunger), there is still an enormous need for assistance. So, please consider getting involved in our food drive this year.
Use our Food Drive Packet for ideas of how to get involved. Or consider a “Food Build” project. How about sponsoring a Food Drive Scavenger Hunt? Or consider donating money to your local food bank or food program and utilize Assured Life’s matching gift program to increase your impact.
Assured Life Awards 39 College Scholarships
Assured Life has awarded 38 individual and 1 institutional college scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year totaling $30,000. Assured Life has provided over $1.8 million in scholarships since the inception of the program, impacting nearly 2,050 students. Congratulations to the 2021 scholarship recipients! Assured Life will publish the recipients in its Fall issue of Life Assured member magazine.
34 Youth Head to Summer Camp
It was so nice to see the number of applicants for Assured Life Association’s Summer Camp Grants increase this year. On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic it appears summer camp programs are back! Assured Life is providing $3,325 in summer camp grants this year; over $1,000 more than the grants provided last year! Have fun at camp, kids!!