The Shelter Insurance Foundation and its local agent, John Blank, who has his insurance office at 300 South State Street in Litchfield, recently awarded the St. Clare Center food pantry with a $1,000 gift to help purchase food.

“I am happy to provide this gift that will benefit the St. Clare Center’s clients in Montgomery and Macoupin counties,” stated Blank. 

Paula Endress, director of philanthropy, and Becky Gudgel, manager of St. Clare Center, thanked Blank for nominating the pantry for the award. “We are most grateful to John and the Shelter Insurance Foundation for this generous gift that will assist us during the pandemic as we continue to provide food for those in need,” Gudgel said.

Blank was recently named agent of the year for the state of Illinois and is one of the company’s top 150 agents.

St. Clare Center is a ministry of HSHS St. Francis Hospital. It is a member of the Central Illinois Food Bank and is located at 603 North Madison Street in Litchfield. It is open Monday from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is also open two Saturdays a month. Contact the pantry at 324-2800 for further assistance.

Manager of St. Clare Center Becky Gudgel, far left, and Paula Endress, director of philanthropy at HSHS St. Francis Hospital accepts a $1,000 donation check from local Shelter Insurance agent John Blank and the Shelter Insurance Foundation.

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