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Walmart Fighting Hunger Together Grant - We did it!

for helping us win $45,000!

As part of their Fighting Hunger Together initiative, Walmart gave out $3 million in grants for the most innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC was in the running to win one of 40 Food Bank grants, and, thanks to our incredibly supportive community - we won!

During the month of April, we asked our supporters and their friends and friends and family, to vote for the Food Bank on the Walmart Facebook Campaign app.  We started with a nice lead in 14th place at the beginning of the month, but started to slip and ended up on the morning of April 30 in 38th place.  With an astounding comeback on the last day, members of our community cast over 800 votes, putting us in 22nd place with 3,100 votes.

The Food Bank will receive $45,000 to support five of our local Kids Cafes which provide at-risk school children with hot meals, tutoring, mentoring, nutrition education and physical activity on weekday afternoons. The Walmart funds would help purchase nutritious food (including fresh fruit), buy paper/plastic ware supplies, and pay for meal support.

We could not be more humbled and grateful for our supporters that displayed incredible persistence and patience throughout the month!  In the end, we've hit a home run for our kids who ultimately benefit from this wonderful support.


Walmart Fighting Hunger Together Final Tally
Screenshot of Final Tally, posted May 1, 2013

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