Mid-South Food Bank Needs Your Vote
April 04, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marcia Wells,
Memphis, TN (April 2, 2013) - Mid-South Food Bank
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.
The public will decide what organization will
receive the grants through a voting campaign at www.facebook.com/walmart and
clicking on the Fighting Hunger Together logo.
More than 300 different hunger relief organizations from across the
country are in the running.
The more votes Mid-South Food Bank gets, the better
chances they have of winning the money. The funds won will then be used to
support the Food for Kids BackPack Program, a child hunger relief program that
gives low-income children a backpack filled with wholesome food to take home on
the weekend. Visitors can vote once a day through April 30.
"Our BackPack Program currently serves 1,400 Mid-South
children, but there are so many more that could benefit from the six nutritious
meals that are in every backpack," said Estella Mayhue-Greer, president
& CEO of Mid-South Food Bank.
"With a $45,000 grant, we could provide backpacks to 200 more
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. In the Mid-South, there are an estimated 122,000
children who struggle with hunger.
For more information and the link to vote for Mid-South Food Bank,
please go to www.midsouthfoodbank.org/Take Action.