FeedMore Awarded $52,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation
FeedMore announced that it recently received a $52,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Part of the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program, this grant will help FeedMore continue to improve the health and well-being of families who struggle with hunger in Central Virginia. Specifically, this grant will help FeedMore strengthen its partnership with the Farmville Area Community Emergency Services (FACES) by increasing FACES’ capacity to distribute healthy food to neighbors in need across the southwest region of FeedMore’s service area.
“We are very thankful for Walmart’s continued support of and dedication to our mission,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “This grant will help us further extend our reach into the more rural communities of our service area. We look forward to continuing our work with our partner agency FACES and our other partner agencies in this region to distribute nutritious meals to the children, families and seniors in their region who need it most.”
With a service area that stretches across 34 cities and counties, FeedMore has seen the food-insecurity rate steadily rise in the southwest region of its service area and has identified Farmville as a high-need community, with nearly 26,000 individuals struggling to put food on the table. This grant will allow FeedMore to invest in FACES’ capacity to handle produce and other perishable foods and help this partner agency increase its healthy food distribution to families and individuals throughout their eight-county service area.
“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are pleased to continue to support FeedMore and all they do in Virginia to help alleviate hunger,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Walmart. “Through this grant, FeedMore will be able to reach more people in need in Central Virginia and help more families receive nutritious, healthy food.”
For more information on FeedMore and hunger in Central Virginia, please visit FeedMore.org.