Food Bank of Delaware Receives Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families

June 1, 2018

The Food Bank of Delaware today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its Backpack Program for preschoolers. Employees from the Newark branch volunteered at the 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.

The Backpack Program provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare food for children to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources may not be available.

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 Delaware,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for the Food Bank of Delaware by generous contributions of funds and volunteer work like this.”

“We are honored to be able to help The Food Bank of Delaware in its important fight against child hunger,” said Sub-Complex Manager Sean Farrell. “Our employees are delighted to be part of the kick off of Global Volunteer Month at Food Bank of Delaware 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.”

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