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Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana has been awarded a $5,000 grant by Ameriprise Financial to support Feeding Seniors Hunger-Relief Initiative. This Initiative’s programs serve low-income senior citizens by helping to keep food insecurity off the list of worries for needy seniors.

Community Harvest was recommended for the grant by Reimbold & Anderson, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Wayne. Ameriprise selected Community Harvest for the award in support of its mission to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources throughout northeast Indiana. The donation is one of 77 grants to nonprofits recently announced by the company, totaling $1.6 million.

“Ameriprise supports nonprofits like Community Harvest because we know they are the foundation of strong, vital communities,” said John Reimbold, financial advisor and franchise co-owner. “This is a worthwhile cause benefiting our local area, and we’re so pleased to contribute to it.”

Established in 1983, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (CHFB) feeds 21,100 people every week. Last year, CHFB distributed more than 13 million pounds of food to more than 90,000 unique individuals. Affiliated with Feeding America, Community Harvest is one of 202 regional food banks in the United States; there are 11 regional food banks in Indiana all associated with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. Community Harvest serves nine counties and is the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Indiana.

“Community Harvest and those we serve are so appreciative of this grant from Ameriprise Financial that will help many food-insecure seniors,” said Jane Avery, Executive Director of Community Harvest. “There’s a rising need to help the ever growing numbers of seniors, including widows and veterans, who are or will outlive their resources. Senior citizens shouldn’t have to live in fear of not having enough to eat. This grant will be used to help make a difference in their lives. Unforeseen power outages make shelf stable food even more important to them. We are so grateful that businesses like Ameriprise are looking out to help seniors in need.”

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