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Food Bank For New York City and Longtime Partner Morgan Stanley Host Times Square Volunteer Event to Deliver 27,000 Meals to New Yorkers in Need

More Than 300 Morgan Stanley Employees Packed 27,000 Meals for Food Bank For New York City’s Pantries Across all Five Boroughs

New York, NY (June 2, 2022) – On June 1, Food Bank For New York City and Morgan Stanley packed 27,000 meals for New York families facing food insecurity during their annual volunteer event in Times Square. In the fourth year of this event, and the first since the pandemic began, volunteers packed shelf stable items including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy products equating to 27,000 meals, which will be distributed to several Food Bank member agencies across New York’s five boroughs. With food insecurity rising, Food Bank For New York City continues to see a sustained high demand for food within its network of over 800 food pantries, soup kitchens and other service partners.

Food Bank For New York City meets the urgent need of those facing food insecurity by strengthening its 800-strong member network and increasing reliable access to food across the five boroughs. Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and Pantry in West Harlem prepares 800 meals a day, 6 days a week, and in 2021 delivered over 120 million meals to New Yorkers throughout the city.

This event is the New York-area kickoff for Morgan Stanley’s Global Volunteer Month, when employees across the world volunteer during the month of June. Exemplifying the firm’s year-round commitment to giving back, employees have volunteered nearly 2.4 million hours during Global Volunteer Month since the program’s launch in 2006.

“Food Bank For New York City is thrilled to join again with our longtime corporate partner Morgan Stanley for this special day of service,” said Janis Robinson, Vice President of Institutions and Partnerships at Food Bank For New York City. “This event comes at a particularly difficult time for New Yorkers, with food prices rising astronomically over the past year. Morgan Stanley’s commitment to giving back is a testament to the power of community service.”

“We are proud to support Food Bank For New York City and harness the power of our employees to advance its mission,” said Joan Steinberg, Morgan Stanley Global Head of Philanthropy and President of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. “Our event in the heart of Times Square not only makes a tangible impact in our commitment to supporting children’s health, but also raises awareness about the critical needs of our fellow New Yorkers.”

Morgan Stanley’s all-day volunteer event took place on June 1st in Times Square (West 47th Street and Broadway), footsteps away from Morgan Stanley’s Headquarters.

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 About Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City has been fighting hunger on the ground since 1983. By partnering with over 800 soup kitchens, food pantries, and campus partners across the five boroughs, Food Bank is able to make a direct impact in the communities that need it most, providing some 1.2 billion meals to New Yorkers since its founding. But food alone can’t solve hunger. That’s why Food Bank employs a two-prong approach of Community Nourishment programming (to provide immediate and reliable access to food today) with Economic Empowerment programming (to equip people with the tools they need to achieve food security into tomorrow and beyond). All of these services – from grab-and-go pantry bags to hot meals, tax filing assistance, SNAP enrollment, nutrition education, and financial empowerment workshops – are free and available to anyone who needs them. To learn more about Food Bank’s mission to dignify, nourish, and empower ALL New Yorkers facing food insecurity, visit foodbanknyc.org.


About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 41 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Food Bank For New York City Media Contact:
Maddie Diaz
MDiaz@foodbanknyc.org

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