Second Harvest Heartland Wins $50,000 Award from Morgan Stanley

July 2, 2014 By: Marie Pauley Category: WordPress Import

morgan stanley volunteersLast week, Second Harvest Heartland received a $50,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to expand child hunger initiatives. This gift will allow us to provide an additional 185,000 meals to children and families in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The grant is part of the latest phase of the Morgan Stanley’s Fill the Plate initiative, a more than $14 million commitment to Feeding America and its network of 200 local food banks (including Second Harvest Heartland) that distribute millions of meals every year to children and families across the United States. As part of the initiative, Morgan Stanley will award more than $4 million over three years to local food banks like Second Harvest Heartland to launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs. Along with their generous financial support, local Morgan Stanley employees have amplified their commitment by donating their time and volunteering.
“We are honored to be able to help the Second Harvest Heartland food bank in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Executive Director Mark Gherity. “Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core values.”

Nationwide, child hunger is a critical problem. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, nearly 16 million children across the country lack consistent access to the minimum amounts of nutritious food considered necessary for a healthy life. In Minnesota, this equates to one in six kids not having enough food on any given day.

To see exactly what child hunger looks like in your community, visit Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap tool.


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