Shafer Insurance Agency is Helping Give Back to Local Community During COVID-19 Crisis

Shafer Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nominated by Shafer Insurance Agency, the donation will go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading the community in the fight to end hunger, to be used to purchase emergency food boxes for immediate distribution.

“My team and I have worked with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee for over twenty years, and we are incredibly thankful for Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance for stepping up to the plate and providing extra funds to help the community when we need it most,” said Andy Shafer, President of Shafer Insurance Agency. “Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the $5,000 donation will help them continue to make a difference to the communities they serve.”

“The goal of the Emergency Community Support Grants is to help our independent agents make an immediate impact during this critical time in the local communities where they live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Program Lead for Independent Agent Giving at Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have a rich history in supporting local and national causes on the corporate level with the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Safeco Foundation, the employee involvement program Liberty Torchbearers, as well as through its Independent Agent Giving programs.

In addition to the $1M emergency community support grants, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance already committed to invest $375,000 into local nonprofits in 2020 through the Independent Agent Giving programs, Make More Happen and Change Agents.

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About Shafer Insurance Agency

Shafer Insurance Agency is one of Knoxville’s oldest independent insurance agencies serving the East Tennessee community. Their mission is to ensure that their clients’ insurance needs are met by providing them with appropriate coverage, industry knowledge and high-quality service, while maintaining a commitment to provide value to their clients, community and staff. Shafer Insurance Agency offers comprehensive, affordable, customized insurance coverages, such as personal insurance, business insurance, employee benefits, life insurance, and bonds.  In addition, they offer specialized services such as Risk Management consulting, Safety and Loss Control services, and customized Human Resources solutions for businesses of all sizes.  The phrase “Be Safer with Shafer®” represents the feeling of security and comfort the agency wants clients to experience. Whether insuring home and auto, or business and livelihood, Shafer Insurance Agency wants clients to rest assured knowing their insurance needs are completely met.  For more information, visit

About Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, a member of Feeding America, has worked to compassionately feed the hungry since 1982. In FY19, Second Harvest distributed 20 million pounds of food across 18 East Tennessee counties. Through feeding programs and 550+ nonprofit partners, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee provides food to more than 143,000 children, adults, and seniors each month. For more information, please visit

About Independent Agent Giving

Independent Agent Giving is exclusively for insurance agents appointed to sell Liberty Mutual Small Commercial or Safeco Insurance. We depend on our agent partners to show us how and where to invest in their communities to help grow and sustain them.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through our independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

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