ETFB announces $41,500 grant from Morgan Stanley to expand Fresh Produce Program
Funding increases availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for East Texas families
(Tyler, Texas) June 18, 2019 – The East Texas Food Bank today announced a new grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to support the food bank’s fresh produce program. The funds will be used to increase the food bank’s ability to access, transport and store fresh produce and provide fruits and vegetables for families in need. The food bank is one of six food banks that received funding from Morgan Stanley as part of a $250,000 gift to Feeding America® member food banks to help develop, launch, expand and sustain fresh produce programs.
“This is such an important donation and we are so grateful to Morgan Stanley for living their values and sharing them with the East Texas Food Bank,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank.
“Funding for fresh produce aligns perfectly with our focus on improving client’s lives with more access to healthier, fresh foods.”
Since 2009, the Foundation has partnered with Feeding America to support food bank programs that help end hunger in the United States. In that time, Morgan Stanley has supported 117 food banks in 41 states with grants for child nutrition programs, and more recently, produce programs. For more than 50 years, Morgan Stanley has been committed to helping children get a healthy start in life and having access to food is essential to this mission.
“We are honored to help the East Texas Food Bank and join in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Branch Manager Melissa Shanhouse. “With an engaged employee base and a culture of giving back, our employees volunteer regularly at the East Texas Food Bank and we are delighted to extend our support through this grant to provide even more children with the fresh foods they need to develop, learn and thrive.”
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