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Food Bank of Central New York Needs Help from Community to Win 60,000 Grant

SYRACUSE, NY – Food Bank of Central New York needs help from the community to win a $60,000 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Grant from Wal-Mart.

On Monday September 15, people are able to visit an online voting system at www.walmart.com/fighthunger once a day to vote.

Voting ends on October 5.

The top 50 food banks with the most votes at the end of the campaign will receive $60,000.

Wal-Mart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. $60,000 Grant Opportunity intends to drive awareness and engagement for hunger-relief in communities across America through local food bank donations.

Winning food banks are able to keep up to 75% of the funds and are able to distribute at least 25% of the funds to pre-selected member programs.

Food Bank of Central New York has chosen one emergency food partner from each of the 11 counties in their service area to receive a portion of the funds, if they are awarded.

The selected emergency food agencies are:

· Cayuga County – Calvary Food Pantry

· Cortland County – Catholic Charities Cortland

· Chenango County – Roots & Wings Food Pantry

· Herkimer County – Little Falls Food Pantry

· Jefferson County – The Rohde Center

· Lewis County – Lowville Food Pantry

· Madison County – Community Action Partnership

· Oneida County – Town of Verona Food Pantry

· Onondaga County – Brewerton Food Pantry

· Oswego County – Mexico Food Pantry

· St. Lawrence County – Canton Neighborhood Center

Voting occurs from September 15 through October 5 at the online voting portal of www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

The voting system uses Facebook for voter verification purposes only, therefore voters must have a valid Facebook account.

People will be allowed to vote once per day with the system resetting every 24 hours.

For more information about this donation, please contact Lynn Hy at 315-437-1899 x247 or by email at [email protected]

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.

Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 252 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 16,074,870 pounds of food last year.

Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America.

Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.