• Ameriprise locals pitch in
    December 02,2013

    MONTPELIER — Ameriprise Financial advisors recently joined forces to help provide central Vermont families with nutritious meals.

    Organized by financial advisor Denise A. Palmer, advisors and staff from two different Vermont practices gathered at the First Presbyterian Church of Barre to assist with a weekly community breakfast. Together they served about 40 meals, while also providing and preparing 30 sandwiches and three large pots of homemade soup to deliver to the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, in an effort to help the one in six Americans, including 16 million children, who struggle with hunger.

    The event was part of an annual national day of service organized by Ameriprise in partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading anti-hunger organization. More than 9,000 Ameriprise Financial advisors, employees and clients in all 50 states spent the day helping more than 375 hunger-relief organizations prepare for increased demand for services during the holiday season.

    “Hunger is an important issue locally and nationwide. I appreciate the opportunity to help out and I am proud of Ameriprise for encouraging community participation. It's something I am passionate about and promote within my practice,” Palmer said.

    Pastor Carl Hilton-VanOsdall of the Presbyterian Church said the effort will provide help for those in need.

    “We are thankful for the Ameriprise Financial volunteers and donors for the great work of meeting the needs of hungry people in our community. The donations of food will help build food bags that provide a few days' food for individuals, and the breakfast and dinner services help alleviate hunger in people's lives,” he said.

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