Michigan Food Bank Group Gets $800,000 From Retailer

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The Food Bank Council of Michigan is getting $800,000 from the Walmart Foundation as part of an effort by the world's largest retailer to fight hunger.

Three of the council's member food banks also will get refrigerated food trucks worth about $90,000 each under the donations announced Wednesday.

The Food Bank Council of Michigan is getting $700,000 from the Walmart Foundation Michigan State Giving Program. And it is getting $100,000 from the Walmart Foundation as part of the Associate Choice Program that will help the council fund four new farms to supply food banks.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in May announced plans to significantly ramp up its donations to the nation's food banks to total $2 billion over the next five years.


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