Columbia Insurance Group, Missouri Employers Mutual and Shelter Insurance® have announced a partnership with Culver’s of Columbia to offer 12,000 meal vouchers for health care workers and first responders in Boone County.
“We truly appreciate the dedication of those serving on the front lines of COVID-19, and we wanted to give back,” said Matt Moore, President and CEO of Shelter Insurance. “We know a meal is just one small gesture, but we hope it lets them know we care.”
Shaun Morris and Olga Morris, owners and operators of Culver’s of Columbia, plan to distribute 12,000 vouchers to workers at MU Health Care, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, Boone Hospital and to area first responders such as the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department.
“At Culver’s we say that ‘giving back is our greatest pleasure’ and we mean it,” said Shaun Morris. “It is an honor for us to have a chance to say thank you.”
Columbia Insurance Group, MEM, and Shelter will each fund a portion of the meals provided, and Culver’s will cover the remaining cost. Recipients will have three months to redeem the voucher.
“As insurance providers, we are often there during a crisis to provide support in both the short and long term,” said Jim Owen, President and CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual. “Especially now, we thought it was important for us to come together for the first responders and health care workers working to support all of us.”
“As financial first responders, we are delighted to help provide this small token of appreciation to all of those health and emergency first responders working to keep us safe every day,” said Gary Thompson, President and CEO of Columbia Insurance Group.
About the Partners
Founded in 1889, Columbia Insurance Group is a regional property/casualty mutual insurer focused on providing risk management and insurance solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. CIG markets those solutions exclusively through its network of independent insurance agencies in its 14-state marketing territory. CIG is rated A- “Excellent” by A.M. Best.
For over 35 years, Culver’s guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients, served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers nearly 700 independently owned and operated restaurants in 25 states. The restaurants’ nationally-recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality. Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger®, made from fresh, never frozen, beef, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the famous Flavor of the Day program. Culver’s of Columbia has proudly been a part of our local community for almost 14 years.
Missouri Employers Mutual provides cost-effective work comp insurance to companies of all sizes. Across Missouri, more than 17,000 employers turn to MEM for our personalized approach and comprehensive safety programs. We protect employees, save lives and help organizations move forward with confidence.
Shelter Insurance® is a group of companies with four personal lines property and casualty companies, a reinsurance company, and a life insurance company. Shelter markets through Shelter Insurance®, AmShield Insurance®, Haulers Insurance, Say Insurance® and offers auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 21 states. The firm’s corporate headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri.