Your vote could bring $20,000 to Hood County

April 10, 2013


Practice your online voting skills and help the Weekend Food for Kids program win a $20,000 grant from the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together foundation.

The local Weekend Food for Kids project is one of many agencies seeking the grant money from Walmart.

Click here to vote. A Facebook account is required to vote.

You will see the Hood County Mobile Pantry site and the Weekend Food for Kids logo. Place your vote, once a day.

More than 70 groups are competing for the $20,000. Voting for the Weekend Food for Kids program is lagging behind, according to committee member Jerry Tidwell. “We need lots more votes,” he said.

Weekend Food for Kids provides food to selected students for the weekend. Students who appear not to have adequate food on weekends will be identified by school teachers, counselors, nurses and principals.

Grant funds will be used to supplement local funds used to purchase nutritious nonperishable foods.

These foods will be provided to students at the end of school Fridays so that the child can take them home and will have some nutritious foods for the weekend.

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