MSF Food Bank Receives $25,000 Morgan Stanley Grant for Send Hunger Packing Program

Morgan Stanley Volunteers

A team of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management volunteers packing weekend meals for students in the Send Hunger Packing program. From left, Michelle Jackson, Ken Stewart, Karl Falkenstein and Lara Sheqoski.

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank today announced a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to support Send Hunger Packing,
a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure students continue to receive nutritious food during school breaks.

The grant is part of Morgan Stanley’s long term commitment of more than $14 million to Feeding America and its network of 200 local food banks that distribute millions of meals every year to children and families across the United States.

“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from Morgan Stanley in support of our efforts to deliver more nutritious meals to children in Mercer County,” said Phyllis Stoolmacher, Acting Food Bank Director.  “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for Mercer Street Friends by generous contributions like this and volunteering.”

Mercer Street Friends’ Send Hunger Packing program puts nutritious food directly into the hands of children by providing meal packs that they take home on Friday afternoon. With this program, children who rely on free or reduced price school meals get the nutrition they need, even when they are not in school over weekends or long breaks.