Tampa Bay —June 1, 2018—Feeding Tampa Bay today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry Program. Employees from Morgan Stanley’s Tampa branches volunteered at Feeding Tampa Bay 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.
The School Pantry Program provides nutritious food to children and their families in convenient, familiar and safe locations, such as a school.
The Foundation awarded a total of $1,000,000 in grants to Feeding America® member food banks across the country. Since 2009, the Foundation has partnered with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, and given more than $23 million to help launch, expand and sustain critical child nutrition programs.
“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 Tampa,” said Feeding Tampa Bay’s Marketing Director, Jayci Peters. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for Feeding Tampa Bay with generous contributions of funds and volunteer work like this.”
“We are honored to be at Feeding Tampa Bay,” said Complex Manager Stan Carter. “Our employees are delighted to be part of the kick off of Global Volunteer Month and extend our support to the children in our community.”
“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 Matt Knott, President of Feeding America. “Nearly 13 million children in the United States live at risk of hunger. Together, we can fight hunger and help children get the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong.”