Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its School Pantry Program, a child hunger initiative that helps ensure that hungry children have a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food to prepare at home. This is the fourth gift Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has received from Morgan Stanley, for a total of $125,000.
The grant is part of the latest phase in Morgan Stanley’s more than $14 million commitment to Feeding America and its network of 200 local food banks that distribute millions of meals every year to children and families across the United States. Over the past three years, food banks like Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin have collectively received more than $4 million from the firm to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.
Hunger impacts one in five children in eastern Wisconsin. School pantries reach children who utilize the free-and-reduced breakfast and lunch program, ensuring meals are provided at school and at home.
“This grant from Morgan Stanley will go a long way in supporting our efforts to deliver more nutritious meals to hungry children,” said Charles McLimans, President and CEO of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “Morgan Stanley is a dedicated partner and for that we are grateful. We also deeply appreciate the Morgan Stanley employees who give the gift of time volunteering to sort food.”
“We are honored to be able to help Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Complex Manager Daniel Krause. “Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core values.”