HUNGER FIGHT: Walmart Donates $260K

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The Walmart Foundation did its part to help local non-profit organizations, Thursday.

The retail superstore awarded a combined $260,000 to five different organizations.

Central Iowa Shelter and Services, Food Bank of Iowa, the Heritage Agency, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, and the Iowa Workforce Development Foundation all received donations.

Tony Timm of Central Iowa Shelter and Services says the money will help ease the large burden these organizations carry.

“Last year we served almost 100,000 meals to families and individuals that needed some help in securing healthy food choices to make ends meet. So its support from Walmart and things like this that allow us to serve so many people in our community,” Timm said. “So thank you.”

The Walmart Foundation has committed $2-billion through 2015 to fight hunger.

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