Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives $50,000 from the Walmart Basis to Assist Maryland Starvation Reduction

The Walmart Basis awarded the grant to assist the group improve participation alternatives and pay meat processing payments for deer and livestock donated by farmers and hunters.

Hagerstown, MD (October 12, 2017) – Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) has acquired a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Basis’s State Giving Program to help with the group’s starvation aid effort within the state of Maryland. This grant will positively affect native communities by enabling FHFH to offer nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to meals banks and ministries that feed these in want.

“The Walmart Basis is a devoted companion in our mission to assist hunters and farmers deal with the numerous starvation drawback each in Maryland and throughout the nation,” mentioned FHFH Government Director Josh Wilson. “This grant will assist us present meat for an extra 100,000 meals to the hungry of the state this searching season.”

The grant test was introduced by Ijaz Ahmad, Retailer Supervisor in Frederick, MD, to FHFH Government Director Josh Wilson throughout a ceremony held on the Frederick Meals Financial institution. Additionally in attendance have been FHFH Frederick Coordinator Dave Riordan, Robin Shuff from Shuff’s Meat Market in Thurmont, MD, and Frederick Meals Financial institution Director Sarah McAleavy.

“Walmart and the Walmart Basis consider that each household ought to have entry to inexpensive, nutritious meals and are proud to proceed increasing assets in Maryland by way of our work with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry,” mentioned Ijaz Ahmad, Retailer Supervisor in Frederick, MD. “By combining the group’s ardour for the outside, with their compassion for these in want, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry is tackling starvation in an progressive manner, serving to our residents in Maryland to reside higher.”

FHFH offers hunters and farmers in Maryland the chance to donate deer and livestock to 38 taking part butcher retailers for processing and distribution to meals banks, shelters, soup kitchens and ministries that feed the hungry. The group raises monetary assist to pay the meat processing payments.

The Walmart Basis’s State Giving Program helps organizations by awarding grants which have a long-lasting, constructive affect on communities throughout the U.S. To be thought-about for assist, candidates should have a present 501(c)(three) tax-exempt standing. Extra details about this system’s funding pointers and utility course of can be found on-line at www.walmartfoundation.org.

In FY2017, Walmart and the Walmart Basis awarded $6,570,000 in money and in-kind donations to Maryland charities, together with three,090,000 million kilos of meals donated to native meals banks, which is the equal of two,578,000 meals. For extra info on Walmart’s battle towards starvation, go to http://basis.walmart.com/our-focus/starvation.

About Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry:
Folks throughout America who wrestle with meals insecurity are sometimes determined for meat and protein objects. FHFH offers nutritious meat to feeding applications and ministries that assist these in want by paying native butcher retailers to course of deer and livestock which might be donated by farmers and hunters. Meat for 18.7 million meals has been donated, processed and distributed by FHFH since 1997. The group welcomes new supporters and volunteers to affix the trigger. To be taught extra please go to www.fhfh.org, name toll-free 866-438-3434, or electronic mail workers@fhfh.org.

About Philanthropy at Walmart:
By utilizing our strengths to assist others, Walmart and the Walmart Basis create alternatives for individuals to reside higher daily. Walmart has shops in 28 international locations, using greater than 2.three million associates and doing enterprise with hundreds of suppliers who, in flip, make use of tens of millions of individuals. By our philanthropy, Walmart and the Walmart Basis are serving to individuals reside higher by accelerating upward job mobility and financial growth for the retail workforce; addressing starvation and making more healthy, extra sustainably-grown meals a actuality; and constructing robust communities the place we function and galvanizing our associates to provide again. Whether or not it’s serving to to guide the battle towards starvation in the USA with $2 billion in money and in-kind donations or supporting Ladies’s Financial Empowerment by way of a collection of grants totaling $10 million to the Ladies in Factories coaching program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Basis will not be solely working to deal with key social points, we’re additionally collaborating with others to encourage options for long-lasting systemic change. To be taught extra about Walmart’s giving, go to basis.walmart.com.

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