Syracuse Insurance Community Donates $8,650 to Food Bank of Central New York

November 12, 2013 at 8:56 AM

(Syracuse, NY) — Continuing a long tradition of charitable giving, the Central New York insurance industry last month raised money to feed the hungry. Industry representatives presented a check for $8,650 to the Food Bank of Central New York earlier this month.

Funds for the donation were raised at the 53rd annual Syracuse Insurance Day Conference (Syracuse I Day), October 22 at the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse. Attendees purchased raffle tickets and footballs autographed by keynote speaker and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Since 1983, the Syracuse I Day Committee has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Central New York charities. Past recipients have included Coaches vs. Cancer; Paige’s Butterfly Run; ARC of Onondaga; and the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, among others.

Cooperating with the community, Food Bank of Central New York has worked to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy since 1985. It helps fill pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters with food for distribution to the hungry. It is the main supplier to 261 emergency food programs. In 2012, it distributed more than 13 million pounds of food, enough for more than 11 million meals (more than 30,000 per day.) It serves 11 counties throughout central and northern New York, including Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and St. Lawrence. Learn more at

For more than 50 years, the Syracuse Insurance Day Conference has supported the insurance industry in general and the Central New York community as a whole. Through industry participation, high school scholarships and charitable donations, the Syracuse Insurance Day Conference has become the region's largest annual insurance gathering. More information is available at