Morgan Stanley Foundation to Fund Houston Food Bank School Pantry Program
Houston Food Bank today announced receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, which provides a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food for children and their families in convenient and familiar locations such as a school. The food bank is one of 35 food banks that received funding from Morgan Stanley as part of a $1.25 Million gift to Feeding America® member food banks to help develop, launch, expand and sustain critical child nutrition programs.
“We are thrilled to receive this vital grant from Morgan Stanley in support of our efforts to help provide more nutritious meals to children and families,” said Brian Greene, president/CEO of Houston Food Bank, the largest Feeding America food bank. “Morgan Stanley is a terrific partner for our organization, and we are grateful for the support its employees have shown by donating their time and through generous contributions.”
To commemorate the grant award, employees from Morgan Stanley’s Houston branch volunteered at Houston Food Bank as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of continuous employee volunteer activities around the world dedicated to raising awareness of childhood hunger. Building on the impact of last year’s event, which helped provide nearly two million meals in one day, Morgan Stanley employees noticed the difference one day of service can have on an organization, a community and a child’s life...