Ameriprise volunteers fight hunger
Ameriprise Financial advisors, employees and clients recently came together to help families and individuals in Marshall.
Organized by Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates, 15 people volunteered at Marshall Food4Kids packaging snack bags for children for the weekend when they are not in school. This effort is focused on helping the 41 million people, including 13 million children and more than five million seniors, who struggle with hunger in the U.S.
The event was the second of two national days of service Ameriprise arranges each year in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
On November 8, more than 3,500 Ameriprise financial advisors, employees and clients spent the day participating in more than 220 volunteer events across the country.
The employees and advisors of Ameriprise are dedicated to helping people prepare financially for the future. They also recognize that basic needs like food and shelter come first on the path to financial security and are committed to helping individuals in need.
“As a 100% volunteer organization, we rely on individuals and organizations like Ameriprise to help us do the work necessary to get the food to the kids who need it,” said Rennae Petersen, Marshall Food4Kids Board President.
“Our volunteers continue to serve with willingness and joy, even though our work is pretty physical with lifting and being on our feet to complete the tasks.”
About Marshall Food4Kids
Marshall Food4Kids, a non-profit weekend backpack food program, was founded in 2013 by several area churches to help hungry children in Marshall. More than 700 children are currently enrolled and more are regularly being added as funding allows. Examples of non-perishable, kid friendly foods the program provides are granola bars, cereal, crackers, trail mix, juice, raisins, apple sauce and fruit cups.