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Chatham commissioners honor Walmart for funding local food needs

Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution on August 18, 2014 commending Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for its financial support of two local programs that provide food for residents having trouble making ends meet.

“Even before opening their second Chatham retail store last year, Walmart had initiated efforts to support local programs that provide food for our most vulnerable residents,” said Commissioner Vice Chairman Brian Bock. “They have lived up to their commitment to support our communities and it is greatly appreciated.”

In June of 2014, Walmart’s State Giving Program provided $35,000 to the Chatham County Council on Aging

In June of 2014, Walmart’s State Giving Program provided $35,000 to the Chatham County Council on Aging to extend its Frozen Meals Program until June 30, 2015. This program offers meals seniors with limited incomes who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Last November, Walmart’s State Giving Program awarded a grant of $30,000 to the CORA Food Pantry for its SNACK! Program. This a summer program serves children who receive free or reduced lunch at school, but who may not be getting sufficient food when school is adjourned.

Anthony Soto, Walmart’s market manager for store operations in North Carolina, attended the meeting and accepted the resolution. He said, “We are proud to support this community in such an important way. We also are still hiring people at our new store on 15-501, so please get out the word that jobs are available.”

 
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Chatham County Commissioner Vice Chairman Brian Bock (left) presents a resolution of appreciation to Walmart’s Anthony Soto.
 
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