Community Food Bank Receives Donation from Nationwide Private Client and DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Community Food Bank has received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC (D&D). The funds will help feed thousands of hungry community members across California’s Central Valley.

Private Client is Nationwide's personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving program.

“Partners in Giving provides our agency partners with opportunities for us to make charitable donations on their behalf — helping them give back to the communities where they live and work,” stated Jim Pedersen, President, Nationwide Private Client. “This form of giving is foundational to our culture and integral to our success. It is a constant reminder that, in our efforts to serve our clients, we are also generating meaningful support for local communities.”

“The Community Food Bank provides important and much needed service to our community,” said Matt DeFendis. Principal of D&D. “We are honored to be part of the Partners in Giving program.”

“We are truly grateful for the support from Nationwide Private Client. We rely on our community partners to assist in our mission of creating a hunger free Central Valley,” said Andy Sousa, CEO of Community Food Bank. “We value and appreciate this donation, which will provide enough food for 35,000 meals.”

To date, Private Client has contributed $775,000 to organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Private Client has committed an additional $266,000 for further charitable donations.

About Community Food Bank

Community Food Bank has experienced tremendous growth and is celebrating 25 years of serving the Central Valley. Community Food Bank collaborates with more than 220 partner agencies, including local non-profits, schools, churches, community kitchens and more throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties. Community Food Bank provided approximately 40 million pounds of food in 2016.

About DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC (D&D)

Founded in 1960, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC (D&D) is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in California with offices in Bakersfield, Dinuba, Fresno, Hollister, Lodi, Modesto, San Luis Obispo, Santa Monica, Taft and Ventura. The firm provides all lines of insurance to a diversified group of clients throughout the United States. D&D takes a partnership approach in working with businesses by offering a number of services to help them control their insurance costs and keep their workers safe and productive while protecting their business against loss. As a proud member of the Assurex Global network - the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance brokerage group - the firm’s local expertise paired with Assurex’s global reach gives D&D the strength to provide more cost-efficient pricing and best-fit product offerings for its clients. For additional information, visit

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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