MANNA Receives Morgan Stanley Award

MANNA FoodBank received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to help fund the MANNA Pack Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure students receive nutritious food during school breaks.

Over the past three years, food banks like MANNA have received more than $4 million from Morgan Stanley to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.

“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from Morgan Stanley in support of our efforts to deliver more nutritious meals to children and families in Western North Carolina,” said Mary Nesbitt, MANNA’s Chief of Development. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for MANNA FoodBank by generous contributions like this and many hours volunteering.”

Morgan Stanley augments their financial contributions by regularly volunteering in the MANNA warehouse.  “We are honored to be able to help MANNA FoodBank in its important fight against child hunger,” said David Wilhelm, Morgan Stanley branch manager. “Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core values.”

According to Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 study, 89 percent of Feeding America’s client households with at least one child lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

“Grants like this from Morgan Stanley make a vital difference in our efforts to provide these children with the nutritious meals they need every day,” said Nancy Curby, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Feeding America.