News Release: America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. June 12, 2014 – One in six Americans live in a food insecure household, but through the programs and services offered by America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend and its partner agencies, residents are finding relief. Now, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, the nonprofit organization is able to reach even more residents – helping them find relief when they need it most.
“This is beyond generous and could not come at a better time!” said Executive Director of ASHBB Rich English. “Every summer, food banks see a large decrease in donations across the board. But we don’t see a decrease in the needs of the communities we serve across the Big Bend. Walmart has been such a strong partner, we are truly grateful.”
The $75,000 grant will be presented to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend during a check presentation ceremony Thursday at 110 Four Points Way.
“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are very pleased to be supporting America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend,” said Scott Miller, Tallahassee market manager. “Through this grant, we are hopeful that many of the food-insecure adults and children in our area will find relief.”
The contribution to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program (SGP). Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.
The Walmart Foundation has been a supporter of America’s Second Harvest since the 1980s.