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Amica and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island team up for second year of Gobble Games partnership

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10/28/2016

LINCOLN, R.I. - For the second year in a row, Amica Insurance and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) are joining forces for the Gobble Games competition, a charitable giving initiative benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Between Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 18, the two companies will square off in a friendly challenge to see who can collect the most food items. Those items will be donated to the Food Bank so that Rhode Island families in need of food assistance can enjoy a warm meal this holiday season.

BCBSRI started the Gobble Games in 2013 as a way to engage and activate employees around the issue of hunger in Rhode Island. Since then, the program has collected more than 36,000 items, including more than 21,000 last year.

“Last year proved what can happen when two companies combine their resources and their giving spirit,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica. “I’m so proud of our employees – as well as those at Blue Cross – for their generosity and kindness.”

“At Blue Cross, we know we can accomplish more as a team than we ever could alone,” said Kim A. Keck, president and CEO of BCBSRI. “This friendly challenge with Amica is a fun way to bring our companies together in support of a great cause. We’re proud to be a partner in the fight to alleviate hunger and create healthier communities in Rhode Island.”

For updates on Gobble Games 2016, follow #GobbleGamesRI on social media.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,500 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.

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About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 450,000 members. Our mission is to improve our members’ health and peace of mind by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. BCBSRI is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.bcbsri.com, follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI, and like us on Facebook at fb.com/bcbsri.