Food bank receives large donation

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind.--- A large donation is creating more opportunities to help Hoosier's live healthier lives.

Today, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana received a $98,000 gift from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

Last year, the food bank distributed more than six million pounds of food to its network of member agencies.

Today's donation will be making a big impact by providing monthly nutritional training at the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County.

“There's individuals that just don't have the ability to do that for themselves so, we're glad we can help out,” said John Wolf, a Wal-Mart Market Manager. “When we do that, everybody wins, it's a good thing for our customers, it's a good thing for our associates and it’s a good thing for those folks that are in need.”

The gift was made possible through Wal-Mart’s "State of Giving" Program, and Wolf said they look forward to continued partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in the future.


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