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Walmart offers grants to non-profits to fight hunger

RICHMOND — As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Virginia, the Walmart Foundation is inviting non-profit organizations with hunger relief programs to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $200,000.

According to a press release, the foundation began accepting grant applications on Monday.

The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday.

“We see these grants as opportunities to use our size and strengths to help others,” said Bob Davis, regional general manager for Walmart. “Supporting local hunger-relief programs is one more way we can help children and families have access to nutritious food.”

Hunger-relief programs may include, but are not limited to, food pantries, backpack programs and SNAP outreach. Eligible applicants must have a current 501c3 tax-exempt status. Grant submissions are only accepted online at http://corporate.walmart.com/_foundation_/apply-for-grants/state-giving-program.