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Farmers Insurance delivers over 50,000 pounds of food in Joplin today 5-26-2011

Joplin, MO—(May 26, 2011)—Farmers Insurance agents, district managers, claims personnel and volunteers will load up more than 50,000 pounds of cooked foods and condiments  this morning and deliver it all to Ignite and Impact Joplin churches, the triage hospital by the Memorial Building, emergency responders and anyone in need.

Paul Crosetti, Missouri Farmers State Executive Director, Deb Settle, Midwest Farmers Zone Senior Vice President and Stan Hayes, Director of Personal Lines Sales will join the effort to deliver the food throughout Joplin.

“We have over 50,000 pounds of pre-cooked chicken, 1,000 pounds of pork shoulder, rolls and rolls and buns that we will deliver,” explained Crosetti.  We want to thank Sams Club and O.K. Foods of Arkansas for their wonderful donation of the meats.

“We have some terrific chefs who worked all night to get the food ready todeay,” noted Settle.  “Thanks to Stan Hayes for coordinating the cooking which was done by BBQ Society of Kansas City, Director Carolyn Wells, and Kookers Kare of Kansas City, President Craig Kidwell.”

The food is being prepared at the Farmers Mobile Command Center (MCC) bus site at 6th and Range Line Road, Joplin.  “Cars, trucks, and SUV’s will be pulling out of the site starting around 11 this morning for their destinations,” said Hayes. If anyone in need of food will let us know, we will be happy to send food there too,” he added.

About Farmers
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 or at


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