Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced New Orleans as its eighth Healthy Cities location and officially kicked off the program with a playground build at Lake Forest Charter School. Working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, the program aims to provide over 1,000 children in need and their families with more than 600,000 healthy meals, 1,800 medical screenings, expanded nutrition education programs, and safe play spaces.
Over the past three years, Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities has worked to deliver integrated health, nutrition and play programming to children in need and their families in cities around the world.
Healthy Cities New Orleans will work with local and national nonprofits including KaBOOM!, Grow Dat Youth Farm, 505 Health Ne, and local schools, to integrate their respective programming and deliver it in a hub model to communities in need. Morgan Stanley employees will play an integral role in implementing and sustaining the programming and will provide more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service.
“Through Healthy Cities New Orleans, we are proud to partner with incredible, local nonprofits to leverage the work they are doing here in the city and deliver more services to children and families that improve early childhood health,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy, Morgan Stanley. “Our unique Healthy Cities model of creating hubs for essential health programming has had great success in cities around the globe, and we are excited to help enhance and expand health, wellness and nutrition for children in New Orleans.”
Second Harvest President and CEO Natalie Jayroe said, “I cannot overstate the importance and impact of this project upon the lives and health of local families and children. This is an incredible partnership that Morgan Stanley is bringing to the community and people we serve.”
Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities was launched in 2014 and has since delivered programming in Chicago, IL, Newark , NJ, Oakland, CA, London, UK, Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX, and Mumbai, India. For more information about Healthy Cities, please visit www.morganstanley.com/healthycities/ and follow #HealthyCities.
About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 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.
About Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger and building food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to more than 600 partners and programs across 23 parishes, from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. Together, we make up the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state. With our community’s help, we can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana.