The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to expand its child hunger initiatives. 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, including $110,000 to the Food Bank.
“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 San Francisco and Marin,” said Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for us through generous contributions like this and many hours volunteering.”
“We are honored to be able to help The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Complex Director Patricia Benner. “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.”
Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
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About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.
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