St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Receives $25,000 from Walmart Foundation for Senior Grocery Program

350 at-risk seniors to receive fresh, nutritious food each month

Clarkston, Wash. (Aug. 30, 2014)  Seniors in need of fresh groceries in the Lewiston-Clarkston area will get some relief thanks to a generous $25,000 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Lewis & Clark District Council’s Senior Grocery Program from the Walmart Foundation. SVDP’s Senior Grocery Program provides fresh and nutritious food to 350 at-risk seniors each month.

“We’re so grateful for this grant from Walmart,” said Clifton Barnes, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank director. “Without donations like this, we would not be able to provide nutritious food to the families we serve across our region. This grant means more food on our neighbors’ tables.”

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. The local Lewis and Clark District Council of SVDP serves the Clarkston, Wash.-Lewsiton, Idaho region.

“We are committed to addressing hunger in our region,” said Madeleine Havener, Walmart vice president and regional general manager. “We’re proud to partner with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to help get fresh, nutritious food to seniors in need.”

About St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization that provides assistance for those in need and living in poverty. The Lewiston-Clarkston Council serves 350 at-risk seniors in eastern Washington.

About Philanthropy at Walmart 
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.

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