Help Second Harvest receive a Walmart grant to fund local child hunger programs with the “click” of a mouse
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is hoping the public can help them click their way to a grant from Walmart by voting for them in the “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative – a national campaign where money is awarded to programs that get the most votes for their innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger. Second Harvest will be able to provide 9,000 food packs to hungry kids this summer if they win the $45,000 grant.
The public will decide what organization will receive the grants through a voting campaign at www.facebook.com/walmart that includes more than 300 different hunger relief organizations from across the country. The more votes Second Harvest Food Bank receives, the better chances they have of winning the money. The funds won will then be used to support local child hunger relief programs.
“Let’s do this for Central Florida children in need!” Dave Krepcho, President/CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank stated. “Coming together is something we do well here, and I’m really hoping that members of our community will take time to vote. This grant will help Second Harvest feed thousands of children. Please do your part!”
The public will be able to vote on their favorite child hunger programs through 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30th. Descriptions of programs from across the country that are dedicated to reducing child hunger in their communities will be posted on the voting site along with a “vote” button. Visitors to the page can award one “vote” a day to their favorite program. At the conclusion of the voting, top vote getters will split $3 million in funding from Walmart.
Funding for child hunger programs is especially critical given the significant need that exists. According to the USDA, more than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger. Here in Central Florida, an estimated 200,000+ children are at risk of being hungry.
For more information and to vote for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, please go here!
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America — the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFB secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 500 agencies that feed the hungry throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 36 million pounds of grocery products — the equivalent of more than 24 million meals — to partner agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and other vital food assistance programs. On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance from SHFB partners each week. To learn more about SHFB, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org <http://www.FeedHopeNow.org.