Food Bank receives $25,000 grant from Walmart Foundation

COLUMBIA — The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri announced last week it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to help fight hunger in central & northeast Missouri.

“Our goal is to feed as many hungry people as we can the best food that we can,” said Lindsay Young Lopez, Executive Director at The Food Bank. “We’re grateful to have generous partners like Walmart to help us with that goal.”

“At the Walmart Foundation, we understand that organizations such as the Food Bank are essential to building stronger communities. They share our values and are committed to helping hungry people live better lives” said Anne Hatfield, a Walmart representative. “Through this donation, we are hopeful that residents in Missouri will enjoy the many health and wellness benefits that fresh fruits and vegetables bring to the table.”

Though The Food Bank is located in Columbia, it provides food to 130 agencies and 150 Buddy Pack schools in 32 central and mid-Missouri counties. In 2014, its services helped to feed more than 114,000 people every month.

The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better, awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.

To be considered for support, perspective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at

Release courtesy of The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Sedalia Democrat

Release courtesy of The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

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