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Published on November 02, 2016

Nonprofit news: 5 charities get Walmart grants to fight hunger

As featured in the Financial News & Daily Record

More than 50 Florida nonprofits, including five in Northeast Florida, shared $1.2 million in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

The grants support hunger relief, healthy eating and other critical local programs. Local recipients are:

• Florida’s First Coast YMCA, $55,000

• Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, $25,000

• St. Vincent’s HealthCare, $25,000

• Jacksonville Humane Society. $25,000

• Urban Jacksonville, $25,000

The money awarded in Florida is a combination of grant funding to national nonprofit organizations that redistributed the grants to local affiliates, as well as grants awarded by the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program.

National grant funding is more than $33 million and will provide about 57 million meals to 1.5 million people in communities throughout the U.S.

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