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Farmers Insurance® donates more than one ton of food to the Olathe Food Pantry and the Salvation Army

OLATHE, KANSAS – (February 21, 2011)—Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® in Olathe held a food drive and employees rounded up canned goods and other pantry staples during the week of February 14, as a way to help the food pantry and Salvation Army.

“What a great way to help our community with such a basic need.  We know that with spring break coming up, many kids will be at home with limited resources,” said Kristen Comer, Farmers HelpPoint® Communication Manager.  “Our employees and agents always come through when called upon to assist in a food drive.”

Donations went to the Olathe Food Pantry as well as the Salvation Army.  Additional donations will be made to the Olathe Community Food Pantry on Friday, February 25th.  Farmers Insurance is the largest private employer in Olathe.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.


Media contact:

Jerry Davies
213-400-4459
Jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com



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