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Wal-Mart donates food for needy

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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2008 11:03 pm | Updated: 10:09 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

In response to a nationwide shortage of food and groceries in food banks, Wal-Mart announced United Food Bank in Mesa will receive a truck filled with food as part of a nationwide donation providing more than 3 million meals to the needy.

In total, Wal-Mart is supporting the dispatch of more than 50 trucks, one to every state, to provide food to food banks across the nation. The truck containing more than 35,000 pounds of food will arrive at United Food Bank on Monday.

Wal-Mart was alerted to the food bank shortage through a call to action sent out by its philanthropic partner, America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network.

United Food Bank is part of the network and will use Wal-Mart’s contribution to provide more than 27,000 meals to local residents in need.

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