The Kansas Food Bank, which supplies food to the needy throughout much of Kansas, is asking for help Tuesday in obtaining a grant from Wal-Mart.
Brian Walker, the Food Bank director, is asking people to go to a Wal-Mart Facebook page and vote for their favorite food bank.
Wal-Mart has told the Food Bank that the top 40 Food Banks in the country will get $45,000 each. Walker said the money, if the Kansas Food Bank reaches the top 40, would be used to help pay for the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program, which supplies backpacks of food on Fridays for children in schools who might not have enough food to eat on weekends.
The Facebook page can be found athttps://apps.facebook.com/walmartlocal/?applet=hunger=208
Today is the last day for online voting, he said.