Food Bank Participates in Morgan Stanley’s Global “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” Initiative
Austin, TX, June 4, 2018 - The Central Texas Food Bank today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its BackPack Program. Employees from Morgan Stanley’s Austin branch volunteered at the Central Texas Food Bank on June 1st as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of continuous employee volunteer activities around the world dedicated to raising awareness of childhood hunger.
The BackPack Program provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to children to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources may not be available.
The Foundation awarded a total of $1,000,000 in grants to Feeding America® member food banks across the country. Since 2009, the Foundation has partnered with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, and given more than $23 million to help launch, expand and sustain critical child nutrition programs.
“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation in Austin,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “Morgan Stanley and its employees provide vital support for the Central Texas Food Bank by generous contributions of funds and volunteer work like this.”
“We are honored to be able to help The Central Texas Food Bank in its important fight against child hunger,” said Branch Manager Jeff Bidstrup. “Our employees are delighted to be part of the kick off of Global Volunteer Month at Central Texas and extend our support to the children in our community.”
“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 Matt Knott, President of Feeding America. “Nearly 13 million children in the United States live at risk of hunger. Together, we can fight hunger and help children get the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong.”
Accompanying photos, courtesy of the Central Texas Food Bank, found here.