Walmart Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Food Pantry Makeovers

Walmart Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Food Pantry Makeovers

The in Bentonville, Arkansas, has announced grants totaling $1.5 million to the seventy-five winners of its campaign.

Chosen from among food pantries across the country during two weeks of public voting, the winners will each receive an award of $20,000 to renovate their facilities and purchase essential equipment such as new refrigerators, ovens, stoves, storage units, and refrigerated trucks. Winners include in Chunchula, Alabama; in New Haven, Connecticut; in Mason City, Iowa; and in San Antonio, Texas.

"We are so thankful for everyone who voted and for the communities that came together to support their local hunger relief agencies," said Walmart Foundation president Kathleen McLaughlin. "Today, the dedicated food pantry staff and volunteers who work so hard to fight hunger can start making plans for the purchase of new equipment and renovations. We hope that these grants will help make the holidays a little brighter not just for the food pantry staff and volunteers, but also, most importantly, for the families served by these organizations."

For a complete list of the , visit the Walmart website.

"." Walmart Foundation Press Release 12/15/2014.