Ameriprise Financial Matching Public Donations to Feeding America Now Through Thanksgiving

Each dollar donated through the Ameriprise Financial Challenge can
help provide 22 meals to families in need

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fifth year in a row, Ameriprise Financial is matching public
donations to Feeding America®–up to $500,000– in
support of Hunger Action MonthTM. As part of the Ameriprise
Financial Challenge, individuals can double the impact of their gift to
Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief
organization, ahead of the busy holiday season.* When combined with the
Ameriprise gift, every dollar donated now through Thanksgiving can have
twice the impact. That means together we can help provide 11 million
meals to families facing hunger in the U.S. through the Feeding America
network of food banks.**

Taking part is easy. You can make a donation online by visiting

“Despite the improving economy, many Americans continue to struggle with
putting food on the table,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community
relations at Ameriprise Financial. “Feeding America and its member food
banks are a critical source of support and strength for these families.
We encourage anyone who is in a position to donate to have their
contribution matched by Ameriprise.”

Ameriprise began a charitable partnership with Feeding America in 2009
with the goal to help meet an increased demand on food banks and work
toward finding long-term solutions to domestic hunger. Along with its
advisors, employees and volunteers, Ameriprise has provided more than 40
million meals and volunteered more than 130,000 hours to support
hunger-relief organizations nationwide.

“No one should have to worry about having enough to eat. Yet, the fact
is that 49 million Americans struggle with hunger,” said Matt Knott,
president of Feeding America. “Donations big and small go a long way in
providing meals to people in need, and this is a wonderful way to double
the impact.”

About Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month
September is
Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to
take action on the issue of hunger. Founded by the Feeding America
nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention
to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals
everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it.

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,

*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 and groceries for those in need.
**$1 helps provide 11 meals
secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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Ameriprise Financial
Alison Mueller, 612-678-7183
Mamie Moore, 312-641-5645