Posted at: 04/05/2013 12:17 PM
Updated at: 04/05/2013 12:23 PM
(ABC 6 News) - There's a way you can help the hungry in our area and you don't have to leave home to do it.
Channel one regional food bank is in a competition for a grant through Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together Campaign. The retailer is giving out a total of $3 million Channel One is competing for a $45,000 grant. That money would be put towards their backpack program that helps feed more than 1,300 kids in our community.
"Childhood hunger is a huge issue in our community we have nearly 5,000 kids that struggle so this would be a huge step in helping those kids who are struggling with hunger in our community," says Channel One's Maggie Parham.
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