Care and Share Food Bank announced Friday that WalMart Foundation donated $50,000 to fund its Children's Nutrition Initiative.
One component of the Children's Nutrition Initiative is the Send Hunger Packing program. That's where most of the money will be used. It helps feed children in need by sending a backpack full of food home with them every Friday during the school year so the family has something to eat over the weekend.
"It doesn't look like a big bag of charity, it looks like a normal back pack that any of our kids would be carrying at school, so it's discrete that way," Lynne Telford, President and CEO of Care and Share, said.
It's a "huge impact for us, you know. We can buy about ten pounds of food for a dollar, so a $50,000 grant to buy food is an amazing thing," Telford said.
“We believe in giving back to our local communities and are proud to partner with Care and Share Food Bank to help families throughout Southern Colorado get the services they need,” Ramon Alvarez, Walmart director of operations for Colorado said in a news release. “Together we are making real progress toward relieving hunger in our state.”