Ameriprise Financial Matching Public Donations to Feeding America Now Through Thanksgiving
“People who are struggling financially are often forced to choose between buying food and paying for other essentials like utilities, transportation and medical care, which can make the path to financial stability feel even more out of reach,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “Feeding America offers a solution to help people cover basic needs today, giving them space to plan for tomorrow. We are honored to partner with them on this campaign and encourage everyone in a position to donate to join us.”
Since establishing a partnership with Feeding America in 2009, Ameriprise advisors, employees and clients have helped provide more than 84 million meals and volunteered more than 310,000 hours to support Feeding America and other hunger-relief organizations nationwide. The Ameriprise matching campaign was established to encourage additional donations to Feeding America. In total, it has helped provide more than 105 million meals to people facing hunger in America, thanks to support from Ameriprise.
In addition to the matching campaign, Ameriprise will partner with Feeding America to host its 10th annual National Day of Service on Nov. 8, 2019. This nationwide volunteer effort will bring together thousands of Ameriprise employees, advisors and clients ahead of the holiday season to help people struggling with hunger.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the leading hunger-relief organization in the United 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. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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 grants, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching programs, the company supports a diverse group of nearly 6,600 nonprofits across the country. By targeting its grantmaking, Ameriprise can make the most of its resources 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 125 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.
*About the Match: Ameriprise Financial has committed $250,000 to Feeding America. This amount will be used to double the impact of gifts received between now and Thanksgiving. Gifts received after the campaign or in excess of this amount will not be matched but will still help provide food for those in need. Currently, $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Historical meal equivalencies vary and are updated each year.