Ameriprise-sponsored events will provide more than 1 million meals to people in need
MinneapolisJune 14, 2018 – On June 15, more than 4,000 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) employees, advisors and clients will work together to provide food for families and individuals in need. The volunteers will prepare, sort and serve meals at over 200 company-sponsored events across the country in an effort to help the 41 million Americans, including nearly 13 million children and five million seniors, struggling with hunger.
“People who are food insecure often have to make the difficult choice between food, medical bills, housing and other necessities,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “And families who lose access to subsidized school lunch programs during the summer can face even more pressure to make ends meet. This hunger gap is a reality for far too many Americans, and that’s why we’re so humbled to be able to do our part to help.”
Ameriprise is a longstanding supporter of domestic hunger-relief efforts through its nine-year partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. Each year, the company and its volunteers provide more than 1 million meals to families and individuals across the country through volunteer efforts with non-profit organizations.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, they provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people they serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Learn more at feedingamerica.org
About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations
Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to improve the lives of individuals and build strong communities. Through grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching programs, the company supports a diverse group of nearly 6,600 nonprofits across the country. By targeting our grantmaking, we can make the most of our resources and engage our people to make a collective impact with greater benefit for communities. Learn more here.
About Ameriprise Financial
At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 120 years. With a nationwide network of 10,000 financial advisors and extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of individual and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information, visit ameriprise.com.
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