Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Walmart Launches Facebook Campaign to Fight Hunger

Atlanta Area Residents Encouraged to “Like” Their City to win One Million Dollars in Food Relief Grants

Walmart is providing an opportunity for the Atlanta area “fans” to vote for their city to receive up to a $1 million grant for hunger relief this holiday season in a Facebook campaign.

Starting November 15 through December 31, 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are encouraging people around the nation to cast their vote on walmart.com/fightinghunger choosing from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most online support will receive $1 million in grants and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each to help fight hunger.

As of December 14th at 9:30 a.m., Atlanta was ranked 23rd with 669 supporters ahead of Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH with 620 supporters, Indianapolis-Carmel, IN and Chicago-Naperville-Joilet, IL-IN-WI.

Region’s website: http://fightinghunger.walmart.com/city/Atlanta-Sandy-Springs-Marietta-GA

In addition, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are launching many other efforts to combat hunger throughout the United States including:

· Donating 65 refrigerator food trucks to Feeding America network food banks;

· Hosted our first nationwide food drive at all Walmart stores Nov.15-22 -- this will be one of the largest food drives in U.S. history; and · Helping The Salvation Army provide meals with a $1 million donation.
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