Morgan Stanley recently provided a $25,000 grant to Second Harvest to expand our nutrition programs. The local award is the latest phase of Fill the Plate, Morgan Stanley’s long-standing partnership with Feeding America. In total, Morgan Stanley has committed more than $13 million for the Feeding America network to distribute millions of meals to children and families across all 50 states. As part of that initiative, Morgan Stanley will award more than $1 million each year for the next four years to local food banks to launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.
“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from Morgan Stanley to fund our efforts to deliver more nutritious meals to children and families,” said Willy Elliott-McCrea, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Executive Director. “What’s extraordinary and groundbreaking about this award is that we were able to choose how to use the funds in a way that best matches the nutritional health needs of our community.”
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core values,” said Rachel Wedeen, CFP, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley. “We are proud of our grant to Second Harvest, especially since so many of us are also long-time volunteers at this important community organization.”
Local Morgan Stanley employees donated a little elbow grease as well when they volunteered at the food bank recently. They worked in the warehouse packing fresh produce bags.