Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has named New Orleans as its eighth Healthy Cities location, launching the program with a playground build at Lake Forest Charter School.
The Healthy Cities program, working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, targets needy children and their families. The program’s goal is to help more than 1,000 children and their families with more than 600,000 healthy meals, 1,800 medical screenings, expanded nutrition education programs, and safe play spaces.
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 provide more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service.