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Grant aids Food for Kids program

November 20th, 2011 7:01 pm by staff report

More than 3,400 at-risk children in 129 schools will be able to take home healthy, ready-to-eat meals every other weekend thanks to a $10,000 grant that Ameriprise Financial recently awarded to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee for its Food for Kids program.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee was recommended for the grant by Klem, Gentry & Torbett, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Johnson City. “Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to supporting organizations, like Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, that are actively engaged in domestic hunger relief efforts,” said Craig Torbett. “I’m proud to play a role in supporting this worthwhile cause.”

Aligned with its giving priority of meeting basic needs, Ameriprise Financial previously announced a national partnership with Feeding America, which includes both financial and volunteer-based support for the nonprofit and other hunger relief organizations. The goal of the partnership is to help meet increased demand at food banks and to work toward finding long-term solutions to domestic hunger. Ameriprise financial advisers, employees and retirees are actively involved in these efforts.

Ameriprise Financial also awards grants under two additional funding platforms: supporting community vitality and volunteer-driven causes. The grant received by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is one of 51 grants totaling more than $500,000 that were awarded to organizations across the country during the company’s most recent funding cycle.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds the hungry by securing donations of food from national and local manufacturers, grocers and individuals and redistributing to qualified nonprofit charities and through Food Bank programs that feed the hungry in an eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee. For more information, visit

Ameriprise Financial Inc., is a diversified financial services company. For more information, visit

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