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Morgan Stanley Grant Brings Needed Support to Child BackPack Program, Totes of Hope™

Food Bank of the Rockies received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its Totes of Hope ™  – Children, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure kids are fed outside of school hours.  This grant is the second gift Food Bank of the Rockies has received from Morgan Stanley, bringing the total to $50,000.

The grant is part of the latest phase in Morgan Stanley’s more than $14 million commitment 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.  As part of the initiative, Morgan Stanley will award more than $4 million over three years to local food banks like Food Bank of the Rockies to launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.

“We are grateful that Morgan Stanley has stepped forward another time to fund our efforts to deliver nutritious meals to children and families in need in Denver,” said Kevin Seggelke, President and CEO.  “Morgan Stanley is a terrific partner for our organization.  We are grateful for this grant and for the Morgan Stanley volunteers who show their support by spending so many hours volunteering for Food Bank of the Rockies.”

Food Bank of the Rockies’ Totes of Hope™ – Children,  works by putting nutritious food directly into the hands of children at risk of hunger by filling backpacks with staples such as peanut butter, milk and cereal, bread, and canned goods.  With this program, kids who are eligible to receive reduced-price or free lunch at school can get the nutrition they need, even when they are not in school over weekends or long breaks.

“We are honored to be able to help Food Bank of the Rockies another time in its important fight against child hunger,” said Morgan Stanley Managing Director T. Clarke Octigan.  “Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core values.”

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Morgan Stanley volunteers also helped in the warehouse, sorting food in the reclamation area.

Thank you Morgan Stanley for helping us feed children in our community. We appreciate your support to keep our Totes of Hope™ – Children program going strong!

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