News Published: Jan 10, 2018 - 5:35:26 AM


Connecticut Food Bank Receives Morgan Stanley Award to Expand Program Providing Weekend Meals for Children

By The Connecticut Food Bank


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WALLINGFORD, CT - The Connecticut Food Bank on Monday announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its Kids’ BackPack Program, which helps to ensure students who are at risk of hunger continue to receive nutritious food on weekends, when they do not have access to school meal programs.

The Foundation awarded a total of $750,000 in grants this month to food banks across the country. Through its partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, the Foundation has given more than $21 million to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding 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 in Southern Connecticut,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for the Connecticut Food Bank through generous contributions like this and as volunteers.”

“We are honored to be able to help the Connecticut Food Bank in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Complex Director Brad Barber. “Our employees volunteer regularly with the Connecticut 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 Andy Wilson, Chief Development Officer 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.”




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