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      Treasure Coast Food Bank                                                                             to support hunger-relief programs that deliver food assistance

      Receives $75,000 From The                                                                            and healthy meals to children and families across the country.
                                                                                                             To learn more about how you can join the fight to end

      Morgan Stanley Foundation                                                                            hunger, visit
                                                                                                           About Treasure Coast Food Bank
      To Increase Food Choices For                                                                            Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest

      Families                                                                                             hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast,
                                                                                                           providing the community each year with millions of meals
                                                                                                           valued at more than $50 million through robust programs
      Donation Will Help Children And Families                                                             and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in
      Facing Hunger On The Treasure Coast                                                                  Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties.
         Treasure Coast Food Bank announced today that it received                                         In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast
      a $75,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to                                                Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs
      expand food choices. This approach offers families, children                                         that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but
      and communities of color and rural communities on the   Treasure Coast Food Bank President and CEO Judith Cruz   help individuals and families gain long-term food security,
      Treasure Coast increased choice among available foods or   and Samantha Woggon of Morgan Stanley     better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast
      food boxes at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s partner agencies or                                         Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide
      program sites, providing healthy options and ensuring access   and having each individual select foods of their own choosing   network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger
      to foods aligned with preferences and dietary requirements.   provides for a dignified experience while also ensuring that less   in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast
      Now in its second year, this national grant is focused on   food goes to waste as clients select only items they want and can   Food Bank, call (772) 489-3034, log on to,
      increasing access to a variety of nutritious foods by addressing   use,” said Judith Cruz, president and CEO of Treasure Coast   visit our Facebook page at, or
      barriers that families face in their communities and enhancing   Food Bank. “We are grateful to the Morgan Stanley Foundation   follow us on Twitter at
      their experience through choice. The funds will provide a   for this grant that enhances better choices for our clients.”   About Morgan Stanley
      unique opportunity for Treasure Coast Food Bank to explore      Feeding America will support member food banks      Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial
      increasing choice in food distribution models in the region   in  identifying  appropriate  ways  to  engage  neighbors   services firm providing a wide range of investment banking,
      while maintaining COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  experiencing food insecurity during the expansion of food   securities, wealth management and investment management
         Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity has   choices. In addition, the organization will engage in a formal   services. With offices in 41 countries, the firm’s employees
      significantly affected families with children, especially those   evaluation process to better understand how increasing   serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments,
      in rural communities and communities of color. One in four   choice affects children and their families.  institutions and individuals. For further information about
      people, including one in four children, face hunger on the      “The Morgan Stanley Foundation has been dedicated for   Morgan Stanley, please visit
      Treasure Coast. Treasure Coast Food Bank, a member of the   over half a century to ensuring children receive a healthy   About Feeding America
      Feeding America  network, is one of 30 member food banks   start to life, and we’re proud to support the Feeding America      Feeding America  is the largest hunger-relief organization
      receiving this funding from the Morgan Stanley Foundation.   network to offer increased choice to families experiencing   in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food
      It is projected that this grant will enable Treasure Coast Food   food insecurity,” said Joan Steinberg, managing director,   banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000
      Bank to work with several partner agencies to enhance their   Global Head of Philanthropy at Morgan Stanley. “Millions   partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped
      client choice pantries which allow people in need of food   of people experience food insecurity in the United States,   provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need
      to select healthy items that align with their preferences. The   which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic, and we are   last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent
      grant helps Treasure Coast Food Bank fulfill the broader   pleased to work with Feeding America to help fight hunger   food waste and improve food security among the people we
      goals of ensuring a dignified client experience, providing   and support children and families in innovative ways.”  serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that
      more healthy food options, and generating less food waste.     Morgan Stanley has a longstanding commitment to   contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for
         “We are committed to ensuring that every person assisted   helping communities facing hunger and has provided more   legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.
      through our network of food pantries be treated with dignity,   than $41.7 million over the last decade to Feeding America,, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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