Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is calling on Facebook users in the local and surrounding communities to help the Greater Charlotte region win a $45,000 grant to fight childhood hunger in its 19-county service area. Those participating in the campaign can vote daily up until April 30th for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
Walmart kicked off their “Fighting Hunger Together” campaign on Facebook on April 1st. Over 120 food banks throughout the country are competing to win $45,000. At the conclusion of the voting campaign, the 40 food banks receiving the highest number of votes from consumers will receive funding.
Funds must be used for national child hunger programs (i.e, BackPack, School Pantry, Summer Food Service, Kids Café, and Afterschool Snack) and/or other initiatives that have a clear, direct, and measurable impact on reducing child hunger in the communities served.
Second Harvest Food Bank is asking everyone in the Greater Charlotte Community to go to http://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org, click on the Walmart “Fighting Hunger Together” Facebook Campaign on the home page, log into your Facebook account and vote for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Make sure you vote once a day, every day from April 1 – April 30.
The “Fighting Hunger Together” grants available through this opportunity, thanks to the Walmart Foundation, will provide a total of $3 million in funding to Feeding America members and their partner agencies. The intent is to support Feeding America members and their affiliated agencies with programs and initiatives that have a positive impact in alleviating child hunger.
In the Charlotte metro region, over 486,000 people are at risk of hunger, including over 170,000 children. Winning the grant will go a long way in helping to end hunger in the Metrolina region.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2011-2012, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 38 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to over 600 hunger feeding agencies. Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares