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Wal-Mart officials present a $125,000 grant to Ozarks Food Harvest President and CEO Bart Brown, second from right.Photo provided by OZARKS FOOD HARVEST
Wal-Mart officials present a $125,000 grant to Ozarks Food Harvest President and CEO Bart Brown, second from right.

Photo provided by OZARKS FOOD HARVEST

Wal-Mart donates to Ozarks Food Harvest for 7th year

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s (NYSE: WMT) fundraising division this morning issued Ozarks Food Harvest a grant for the seventh consecutive year.

The $125,000 award from the Wal-Mart Foundation matches the organization’s donation last year, according to a news release.

“It’s a great opportunity for our pantries and programs to obtain nutritious food with this grant money,” Ozarks Food Harvest President and CEO Bart Brown said in the release, noting every $1 donated to the nonprofit provides $10 worth of food.

With the money, Ozarks Food Harvest will issue dollar-for-dollar matching grants to 41 pantries and eight feeding sites in the Ozarks. The recipients have until March 1 to raise funds in their communities.

Since 2010, the Wal-Mart Foundation has contributed $634,900 to Ozarks Food Harvest for matching grants, according to the release.

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