Alliance Data's Support for Mid-Ohio Foodbank Exceeds Previous Year's Campaign Efforts

Annual `Operation Feed' campaign demonstrates unprecedented level of employee dedication to corporate community service

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Alliance Data employees in Columbus, Ohio, have significantly aided their hungry neighbors by providing the most basic of needs: food. Through the company's 11-year partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Alliance Data's recent 2011 "Operation Feed" food- and fund-raising campaign has exceeded all expectations and previous year donations.

Through a combination of cash contributions and food donations, Alliance Data this year raised enough money and food for 65,760 meals-that's 9,000 more meals than the company's 2010 campaign. Included in that number of meals are 3,474 pounds of food and more than $31,000 in cash donations, all donated by company employees.

"Without our employees' hard work, compassion, and dedication to our community, we would never have been able to achieve and surpass our Operation Feed goals for Mid-Ohio Foodbank," said Stacey Smith, community relations coordinator for Alliance Data Retail Services. "Because of our employees, hundreds of families in the Columbus area will now know where their next meal is coming from. This is more than an accomplishment-it's a way of changing lives."

Every April for the past 11 years, Alliance Data employees participate in Operation Feed by donating canned foods, participating in a silent auction, and sparing what to them may be pocket change, but to those in need equate to meals on the table.

For more information about Alliance Data's involvement in the community, or specifically as it relates to Mid-Ohio Foodbank or Operation Feed, contact Alyson Evans at 214-494-3818.

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