PICKENS COUNTY — Feed a Hungry Child Pickens County 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 that includes more than 300 different hunger relief organizations from across the country. The more votes a Feeding America food bank or partner agency gets, the better chances they have of winning the money. The funds won will then be used to support local child hunger relief programs.
“ We are serving over 400 children in Pickens County elementary schools each weekend who previously were not being nourished on the weekends. We have many more to feed,” said Kathy Brazinski of Feed a Hungry Child Pickens County.
The public will be able to vote on their favorite child hunger programs through 11:59 p.m. on April 30 at www.facebook.com/walmart. Descriptions of programs from across the country that are dedicated to reducing child hunger in their communities will be posted on the voting site along with a “vote” button. Visitors to the page can award one “vote” a day to their favorite program. At the conclusion of the voting, top vote getters will split $3 million in funding from Walmart.
Funding for child hunger programs is especially critical given the significant need that exists, Brazinski said. According to the USDA, more than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger. In Pickens County there are an estimated 800 school age children who go hungry on the weekends, she said.
For more information and to vote for Feed A Hungry Child Pickens County, please go to:
Feed A Hungry Child Pickens County on Facebook.