$50,000 Grant Will Fund School Pantry Program

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DSC 0104Food Bank of Central New York received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund a School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that aims to ensure low-income families have a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food to prepare at home.

The grant is part of the Morgan Stanley Foundation’s recently announced $8 million, four-year pledge to support Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, and its children’s hunger and produce programs. Since the firm’s partnership with Feeding America launched in 2009, the Foundation has given over $21 million.

“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation in support of our efforts to deliver more nutritious meals to children and families in our service area,” said Kathleen Stress, Executive Director at Food Bank of Central New York. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support to the Food Bank through generous contributions like this and many hours volunteering.”

“We are honored to be able to help Food Bank of Central New York in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Complex Manager Dean Wallace. “Our employees volunteer regularly with the Food Bank so we are delighted to extend our support through this grant and provide even more children with the foods they need to learn, grow, and thrive.”

“Grants like this from Morgan Stanley make a vital difference in our efforts to provide children with the nutritious meals they need every day,” said Nancy Curby, Interim Senior Vice President of Development at Feeding America. “More than 13 million children in the United States live at risk of hunger. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure that children have the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong.”

For more information about this donation, please contact Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247.

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