The EMC Insurance Foundation has contributed $525,000 in additional pandemic relief funding to assist families and small businesses struggling due to COVID-19. Of that contribution, $450,000 will go to Feeding America for school food pantries and other child hunger programs, and $75,000 goes to the Small Business Recovery Grant Program offered through a consortium of public and private entities in Central Iowa. “Families, schools and small businesses are vital to successful communities, and we knew we wanted to assist them as they face the impacts and hardships of COVID-19,” said Scott Jean, EMC president and CEO. “At EMC, we’re dedicated to serving our communities, and donating to these two worthy nonprofit organizations allows us to do that.” The Feeding America funds will be directed to network food banks in six states: Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Carolina, Minnesota and Nebraska. Last year, Feeding America served 142 million meals through its child nutrition programs. This donation will fund additional meals, reducing food insecurity for children and families. The Small Business Recovery Grant Program is focused on assisting and preserving small businesses with grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.