Monday, November 3, 2014

Grant Opportunity from Wal-Mart!

Calling all food pantries, soup kitchens and mobile food delivery programs! Apply to be selected to win a $20,000 grant from Walmart.

Are you a food pantry, soup kitchen or food delivery program that would benefit from additional funds to better serve people in your local community? This holiday season, Walmart will provide $1.5 million in support of 75 food pantries* across the country, based on votes by the public through its holiday giving campaign.

The application for Walmart’s holiday giving program is now open and will close on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11:59 pm EDT. The invitation code is jholiday.

Applications will be reviewed by Walmart. Agencies that are selected by Walmart for voting purposes will be uploaded to Walmart’s website, and those that receive the most votes through various online channels will receive a $20,000 grant to support infrastructure and equipment improvements.

For questions about agency eligibility, the project application or submission process, please send an email directly to wmfoundation@wal-mart.com. Don’t miss your chance to win!

You will have to create a password and supply information on your program's 501c3.  Have this documentation ready to help speed up the application process.  Hurry!  The application is due by 11:59 pm this Sunday, November 9th!
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*Walmart’s holiday giving program is open to food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food delivery services that serve the public and are operated by 501(c)(3) charities only. Please note that program eligibility is not limited to agencies affiliated with Good Shepherd Food Bank or Feeding America food banks. This program is not administered by Good Shepherd Food Bank or by Feeding America.
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