Our Partners in the Community
We appreciate the many allies and supporters we have in the community. Take a moment to read about:
Giving back is deeply rooted in the culture of Ameriprise Financial. For more than 120 years, Ameriprise Financial has initiated positive change in the communities where employees live and work. They help their clients plan for the future, but also realize that many others need help getting through the next day or week. This is where they focus their giving – providing the next meal, a bed for a night, improved wages, basic budgeting skills and vital communities.
The Food Bank is appreciative of the recent $15,000 grant from Ameriprise Financial, which will help us acquire and distribute nearly 10 million pounds for our network of member agencies serving 60,000 people each month.
“One in six Americans struggles with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. We believe our community involvement enables us to actively live our values,” says Brian Pietsch, Senior Vice President Ameriprise Financial Community Relations. "Today, we support a diverse group of over 5,000 nonprofits across the country."
Thank you to the BJ’s Charitable Foundation for their recent grant award of $23,500 to assist with our agency capacity building efforts!
This funding allowed us to provide new coolers and freezers to seven of our member agencies! As more perishable food is distributed into the community, our agencies need to be able to store the food properly so that it’s safe to go out to those in need.
Last year, the Food Bank distributed 9.7 million pounds of food through its network of member agencies including more than 2 million pounds of fresh produce.
Learn more about how BJ's Wholesale Club is addressing hunger in this Boston Globe editorial.