Ameriprise Financial Helps Bring 11 Million Meals to Families in Need

Company matching public donations to Feeding America®
now through Thanksgiving

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of the 42 million Americans who struggle with hunger,
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is once again doubling the impact of
donations to Feeding America® now through Thanksgiving.*
Every dollar donated through the Ameriprise Financial Challenge (up to
$500,000) will provide 22 meals to families in need, twice the amount of
a standard donation. Participation is easy – simply visit:
to give online.

“Far too many Americans don’t have access to the food they need,” said
Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise Financial. “The
simplest day-to-day tasks can feel impossible when you lack sustenance
and proper nutrition. Through the Ameriprise Challenge, people can make
their donations go further and help even more families and individuals
who face hunger.”

Since establishing a partnership with Feeding America in 2009,
Ameriprise advisors, employees, and clients have provided more than 64
million meals and have volunteered more than 210,000 hours to support
hunger-relief organizations nationwide. The Ameriprise Financial
Challenge was established in 2010 to encourage additional donations to
Feeding America. In total, the campaign has provided more than 100
million meals to American families.**

“Most of us don’t have to worry about whether or not we’ll be able to
put food on the table. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for one in
eight people who struggle with hunger in this country,” said Matt Knott,
president of Feeding America. “Through support from partners like
Ameriprise, we’re bringing greater awareness to this very real issue,
which reaches every community in America. Our hope is that as people
learn more about hunger, they choose to take action and make a
difference for children, families and older Americans facing hunger. We
encourage everyone to donate, advocate, and volunteer to help end hunger

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide
network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the
United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people
through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across
America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food
security among the people we 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,
find us on Facebook
or follow us on Twitter.

About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations
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 over 6,500 nonprofits across the
country. Last year, our employees contributed more than 80,000 volunteer
hours to nonprofits nationwide.

About Ameriprise Financial
At Ameriprise Financial, we have
been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more
than 120 years. With a 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 consumer financial
needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor,

*About the Match: Ameriprise Financial has committed $500,000 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 11 meals secured by Feeding America on
behalf of local member food banks. Historical meal equivalencies vary
and are updated each year.

© 2016 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.


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