November 22, 2010

Help Fight Hunger in Central Florida

Author: Maria Diestro

Help Fight Hunger in Central FloridaWalmart is asking Central Florida residents to participate in a nationwide week-long holiday food drive to benefit local food banks as part of an $18 million initiative to fight hunger this holiday season.

Walmart’s nationwide food drive will be held from Tuesday, November 16 through Monday, November 22, in each of Walmart’s 3,700 stores nationwide. Customers are being asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local food banks.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida received a truckload of food last Tuesday, enough to make about 32,000 meals. Second Harvest was one of 10 food banks in the country to receive this donation, it came just in time for Thanksgiving.

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The food donation request is accompanied by a hunger relief campaign that runs through Friday, Dec. 31. It gives local residents an opportunity to visit Walmart’s Facebook page at facebook.com/walmart and help decide which cities should receive $1.5 million in grants to fight hunger.

Participants will choose from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most support will receive $1 million in grants, and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each.  

Please help Fight Hunger in Central Florida by visiting the following link: http://fightinghunger.walmart.com/city/Orlando-Kissimmee-FL and place your vote by clicking the “Like” button.



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