Ameriprise Financial Hosts Nationwide Effort to Help Feed Families in Need; 10,000 Volunteers to Participate on Nov. 13

Volunteer effort will provide more than 1 million meals ahead of
the holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the sixth year in a row, a surge of more than 10,000 volunteers from
Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP) will arrive at warehouses, assembly
lines and kitchens across the country to sort food donations and prepare
meals – all to help families facing hunger. Tomorrow morning, Friday,
Nov. 13, more than 500 events will take place coast to coast with
Ameriprise employees, advisors and clients putting all of their energy
into helping the more than 48 million Americans struggling with hunger.
Through this massive volunteer effort, the company expects to help
provide more than 1 million meals for people in communities nationwide.

Ameriprise organizes the company-wide “National Days of Service”
biannually to help the one in seven Americans who may not know where
their next meal is coming from. Since its inception in 2010, it has
become the largest volunteer event hosted in partnership with Feeding
America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief
organization. The company’s efforts also include employees in the United
Kingdom who will volunteer at nonprofits overseas.

“Many who don’t have enough to eat struggle with the pain of hunger
every day and it’s especially difficult to face right before the
holidays,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at
Ameriprise. “By rallying our nationwide network of advisors, employees
and clients behind this one important cause, we aim to make this time
brighter for families in need.”

Ameriprise Financial encourages the public to join the effort to
solve hunger

Now through Thanksgiving, the company is
offering a challenge match of up to $500,000 to Feeding America. Every
dollar donated to Feeding America when combined with the generosity from
Ameriprise can help secure and distribute 22 meals to hungry families
across the U.S. People can join this effort by visiting

“We are proud to stand with the incredible network of Ameriprise
volunteers as we work together to help those in need this holiday
season,” said Leah Ray, senior vice president of development at Feeding
America. “Their commitment to hunger-relief can be seen at food banks
across the country not only with words, but action. Their efforts will
help provide thousands of meals for our community members struggling
with hunger.”

In 2009, Ameriprise Financial began a charitable partnership with
Feeding America to help address an increased demand on food banks and
support finding long-term solutions to domestic hunger. Through the
efforts of its advisors, employees and clients, the company has provided
more than 40 million meals and volunteered approximately 130,000 hours
to help Feeding America and other organizations feed hungry Americans.

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
grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching
programs, the company supports a diverse group of over 6,000 nonprofits
across the country. In 2014, Ameriprise Financial and its employees and
advisors gave $12 million and logged 66,000 volunteer hours at
nonprofits. Additionally, the company’s support provided the equivalent
of 10 million meals to feed families struggling with hunger.

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,


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