IOA Foundation Raises $1,800 for Second Harvest Food Bank’s COVID Relief Fund

Chairman and CEO of Insurance Office of America (IOA) Heath Ritenour continues to pledge his support to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Through several initiatives, the IOA Foundation — IOA’s charitable arm — is helping put food on the table of those in the Orlando community who have suffered financial and nutritional setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

As president of the IOA Foundation, Ritenour recognized that school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic were limiting meal options for many children who depended on school lunches as part of their daily nutrition. In fact, more than 30 million students rely on free or reduced-price lunch as a primary source of their daily nutrition, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Ritenour realized that his foundation had the means and responsibility to help the Central Florida community during such an unprecedented time.

“When schools are closed, those children miss meals and are left struggling to find food each day,” Ritenour said. “We are determined to help.”

In April 2020, the IOA Foundation partnered with WESH 2 and CW18’s Project CommUNITY Day of Giving to help raise one million dollars for Second Harvest Food Bank’s COVID-19 response efforts.

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